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Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America (original 2011; edition 2012)

by David S. Reynolds

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In a tribute to the two hundredth anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth, David S. Reynolds reveals her book's impact not only on the abolitionist movement and the American Civil War but also on worldwide events, including the end of serfdom in Russia, down to its influence in the twentieth century. He explores how both Stowe's background as the daughter in a famously intellectual family of preachers and her religious visions were fundamental to the novel. And he demonstrates why the book was beloved by millions-and won over even some southerners-while fueling lasting conflicts over the meaning of America. --from publisher description… (more)
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Title:Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America
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In an investigation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's iconic novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Reynolds explains the effect that this one work had on a country already divided by opinion. An exploration into whether or not this woman caused the Civil War, "Mightier Than The Sword" gives an in depth look at the power of the written word.
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On January 1, 1863, Harriet Beecher Stowe attended a concert held at the Boston Music Hall in celebration of Abraham Lincoln's expected signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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In a tribute to the two hundredth anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth, David S. Reynolds reveals her book's impact not only on the abolitionist movement and the American Civil War but also on worldwide events, including the end of serfdom in Russia, down to its influence in the twentieth century. He explores how both Stowe's background as the daughter in a famously intellectual family of preachers and her religious visions were fundamental to the novel. And he demonstrates why the book was beloved by millions-and won over even some southerners-while fueling lasting conflicts over the meaning of America. --from publisher description

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