Abraham Lincoln said to Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862: "So you are the littlewoman who wrote the book that created this great war."
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE met andcorresponded with people as varied as Lady Byron, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Emerson, Thoreau, George Elliot, John Ruskin and was a neighbor of Mark Twain in the last years of her life in Hartford, Connecticut.
She was a woman ahead of her time. Well known as the author of the
best-selling book of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Stowe
wrote more than 30 books over 50 years while raising seven children
and running a household.
Stowe was born in 1811 in Litchfield, Conn., to a preacher who spoke out against the practice of slavery long before it was fashionable. Stowe's book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is credited with popularizing the abolitionist cause and is said to have contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.
Invite EDITH BARNARD to share her excitement, scholarship and expertise of "Playing Harriet" with your university, club, school, library, museum or organization.
Programs offered for libraries, schools, colleges, museums, churches, retirement communities, women's groups and more are:
Edith & Wes wear period costumes!
YOU ARE INVITED to pick and choose bits of the above to tailor to your group's program.
EDITH has "Played Harriet" at:
...and many, many more!
EDITH BARNARD holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Illinois & a master's degree in theatre/ethnomusicology from the State University of New York in Binghamton. TheSmithsonian sponsored Edith's "Harriet Tour" for over 20 years in New England and on the East Coast. Edith served as a cultural ambassador to Greece for the U. S. Government, won many prestigious awards for her original musical "Courtly Appeal" about the U. S. Constitution, & operated her own musical history theater in Bath, Maine for 15 years. Edith lived for 20 years near the house in Brunswick, Maine where Harriet lived when she wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
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