The Oxford Harriet Beecher Stowe Reader

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CHRONKOLOGY
1811 Harriet Beecher born on June 14 in Litchfield, Connecticut, the sev-
enth child of Lyman Beecher and Roxana Foote.
1816 Death of Roxana Foote.
1819 Enters the Litchfield Female Academy.
1824 Enters the Hartford Female Seminary, where she will remain until
1832.
1825 Experiences first conversion.
1827 Becomes teacher at the Hartford Female Seminary.
1828 Writes "Modern Uses of Language".
1832 Leaves New England for Cincinnati, Ohio, where she will live for eigh-
teen years.
1833 Publishes Primary Geography for Children, a widely adopted text. Joins
the Semi-Colon Club, a literary society. Publishes essays and stories
in the Western Monthly Magazine. Teaches in Catharine Beecher's
Western Female Institute.
1835 Publishes "Uncle Enoch".
1836 Marries Calvin Ellis Stowe, clergyman and professor of the Bible and
church history at Lane Seminary in Cincinnati. Writes "To the Editor of the Cincinnati Journal and Luminary". Gives birth to twin daughters,
Eliza and Harriet.
1838 Birth of son Henry.
1840 Publishes "The Old Meeting-House: Sketch from the Note-Book of an Old Gentleman"
1840 Birth of son Frederick.
1841 Publishes "The Canal-Boat".
1843 Suicide of brother George Beecher. Birth of daughter Georgiana.
Second conversion experience.
1845 Publishes "Uncle Sam's Emancipation: A Sketch", the germ of Uncle
Tom's Cabin
.
1846-47 Takes the water cure at Brattleboro, Vermont.
1848 Birth of son Samuel Charles ( Charley).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • A Note on the Text vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Chronkology xi
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • Notes 17
  • Part 1 - Early Essays and Sketches 21
  • Part 2 - Antislavery Writings 47
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly 78
  • Contents 78
  • Preface 81
  • Index 407
  • Part 3 - Domestic Culture and Politics 477
  • Suggestions for Further Reading 559
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