Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Presented by Librarian/Historian Ramona Garcia
Friday, March 10, 2017
12:00 -1:30 pm
Main Library Auditorium
Born in Litchfield, CT and educated in Hartford, Harriet Beecher Stowe rose to national prominence with the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which first appeared in installments in the National Era from 1851 to 1852 and then as a book in 1852.Uncle Tom’s Cabin caused people to reexamine the issue of slavery. Please join us as we explore the life of the woman whom Lincoln supposedly greeted with, “so this is the little lady who made this big war?”
Ramona Garcia has a PhD in history, and has taught European history at the college level. She has presented papers in the United States and Great Britain and has been published in her field of English history. She is currently the coadjutor editor of North West Catholic History: A Peer-Reviewed Journal of Research into the History of the Catholic Community in North-Western England.
A light lunch will be provided by the library.