HARRIET BEECHER STOWE - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 08/29/1853 - HFSID 251400
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HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
The author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, pens this quotation for a fan on decorative notepaper
Autograph Quotation Signed: "Harriet Beecher Stowe", 1p, 5½x8½. Dresden, 1853 August 29. On decorative notepaper. In full: "The grass withereth, the/flower fadeth/But the word of our God shall/stand forever." Encouraged by her brother, temperance and anti-slavery Pastor Henry Ward Beecher, and her husband Calvin Elias Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly. She wrote a number of other novels during her career, but she's known primarily for this book, her first. Uncle Tom's Cabin was drawn from her personal experience. Kentucky, the state across the Ohio River from her home in Cincinnati, was a slave state, and her research included interviews with fugitive slaves and slave owners. First published as a serial in an anti-slavery newspaper, the "National Era", in 1851-1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin reached millions, first as a novel and then as a play. It was first performed on stage in Troy, New York on September 27, 1852, where it ran for 100 nights. Uncle Tom's Cabin angered Southerners and was important in solidifying sentiment in the North against slavery. Stowe's heart-wrenching portrayals of slaves made the issue of slavery a moral one and had much to do with starting the Civil War. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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