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Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

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Harriet Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, one of nine children of the distinguished Congregational minister and stern Calvinist, Lyman Beecher. Of her six brothers, five became ministers, one of whom, Henry Ward Beecher, was considered the finest pulpit orator of his day. In 1832 Harriet visa mer Beecher went with her family to Cincinnati, Ohio. There she taught in her sister's school and began publishing sketches and stories. In 1836 she married the Reverend Calvin E. Stowe, one of her father's assistants at the Lane Theological Seminary and a strong antislavery advocate. They lived in Cincinnati for 18 years, and six of her children were born there. The Stowes moved to Brunswick, Maine, in 1850, when Calvin Stowe became a professor at Bowdoin College. Long active in abolition causes and knowledgeable about the atrocities of slavery both from her reading and her years in Cincinnati, with its close proximity to the South, Stowe was finally impelled to take action with the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. By her own account, the idea of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) first came to her in a vision while she was sitting in church. Returning home, she sat down and wrote out the scene describing the death of Uncle Tom and was so inspired that she continued to write on scraps of grocer's brown paper after her own supply of writing paper gave out. She then wrote the book's earlier chapters. Serialized first in the National Era (1851--52), an important abolitionist journal with national circulation, Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in book form in March 1852. It was an immediate international bestseller; 10,000 copies were sold in less than a week, 300,000 within a year, and 3 million before the start of the Civil War. Family legend tells of President Abraham Lincoln (see Vol. 3) saying to Stowe when he met her in 1862: "So this is the little lady who made this big war?" Whether he did say it or not, we will never know, since Stowe left no written record of her interview with the president. But he would have been justified in saying it. Certainly, no other single book, apart from the Bible, has ever had any greater social impact on the United States, and for many years its enormous historical interest prevented many from seeing the book's genuine, if not always consistent, literary merit. The fame of the novel has also unfortunately overshadowed the fiction that Stowe wrote about her native New England: The Minister's Wooing (1859), Oldtown Folks (1869), Poganuc People (1878), and The Pearl of Orr's Island (1862), the novel that, according to Sarah Orne Jewett, began the local-color movement in New England. Here Stowe was writing about the world and its people closest and dearest to her, recording their customs, their legends, and their speech. As she said of one of these novels, "It is more to me than a story. It is my resume of the whole spirit and body of New England." (Bowker Author Biography) Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) remains one of the most influential writers in American history. Following the publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" she became an instant celebrity, speaking against slavery in the United States & Europe. (Publisher Provided) visa färre

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Verk av Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Beecher, Harriet Elizabeth
Andra namn
Crowfield, Christopher
Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Modern researchers now speculate that at the end of her life she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Hartford Female Seminary, Connecticut, USA
short story writer
Beecher, Lyman (father)
Beecher, Henry Ward (brother)
Beecher, Charles (brother)
Beecher, Edward (brother)
Hooker, Isabella Beecher (sister)
Beecher, Catharine Esther (sister) (visa alla 9)
Perkins, Frederic B. (nephew)
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (grand-niece)
Stowe, Charles Edward (son)
Priser och utmärkelser
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1910)
Kort biografi
Harriet Beecher of the remarkable Beecher clan attended the school for girls run by her sister Catharine. In 1836, she married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a professor of Biblical literature. To help support her growing family (she had 7 children), Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote short stories and ran a small school in her home. She was catapulted to fame and helped turn millions of people away from slavery with the publication of her instant bestseller Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1851. Upon meeting her in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln is alleged to have said, "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!"

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stances and debates on social issues of the day.



Oldtown Folks group read i 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (maj 2011)


Få böcker torde ha lyckats så väl i sitt syfte som Onkel Toms stuga. Även om man inte är beredd att hålla med i Abraham Lincolns yttrande – tillskrivit honom av Beecher Stowes son, som kanske kanske inte kan ses som helt pålitligt i frågan – om att den utlöste det Amerikanska inbördeskriget, så bidrog den säkerligen till slaveriets avskaffande i USA.

Idag är den fortfarande läslig, men i sina stycken hopplöst omodern: direkt tilltal till läsaren och en vägran att låta läsaren själv dra sina egna slutsatser om de inblandades karaktärer utifrån deras agerande, samtidigt som dessa oftast är tämligen platta, hör till sådant som idag inte skulle tålas hos en nyskriven roman. Lägg därtill att syftet ligger klart som i dagen, med en berättelse som formats för att visa på så mycket av det amerikanska slaveriets ondska som möjligt, omdömen om svarta som idag skulle ses som rasistiska strötts ut på sidorna, samt en barnatro som idag sällan kommer till tals, och man får något som knappast skulle fortsätta läsas om det inte vore för just den historiska betydelsen. Detta är helt enkelt en patetisk melodram av typiskt artonhundratalssnitt, med karaktärer som sällan eller aldrig överraskar, tragisk uppoffring och lyckligt slumpslut.

Fast helt utan läsvärde är den dock inte: mittenpartiet är faktiskt någorlunda intressant, då det befolkats av personer som är antingen komplexa eller roliga. För författaren har humor, som dock inte får utbreda sig i den mån den förtjänat, utan fått nöja sig med att rumstera i några fint ironiska titelrubriker samt en förtjusande täckning av en groteskt självupptaget hypokondrisk kvinna.

Summa summarum: Onkel Toms stuga går att läsa idag, men är starkt färgad av sitt syfte och sin tid. Kan man bortse från dessa kan man få ett visst nöje ur den, är man intresserad av dessa är boken helt OK, men vill man inte läsa om sådant finns det betydligt bättre romaner.
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