Every writer has a goal, a motive, and/or an agenda, but sometimes an author’s ideas shine through their work with particular clarity. The American authoress featured in our discussion today was inspired by a great cause and her book played a large role in sparking the American Civil War.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was a writer with a mission: social reform, more specifically abolition. In the mid-19th Century, there were many reform movements- temperance, prison reform, abolition. A lady’s place was the home, but women found positive ways to advocate for reform and the pen was a powerful weapon. Mrs. Stowe was in the ranks of quiet writers from home desks, but her book had strong influence on the American mind and gained world-wide fame. Continue reading