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Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Harriet and Other Women Writers

March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Celebrate Women’s History Month by observing how Harriet and two of her literary friends, Fanny Fern and Sarah Orne Jewett, used short pieces to address the everyday lives of 19th century women. Though often treated as second-class by male authors, the three were part of a strong network of women writing in the second half of the 19th century. About Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton): ​Although she was the same age as Harriet, Sara was her student at Hartford Female Seminary and grew up to become a 19th-century Erma Bombeck, who wrote funny and often socially satiric newspaper columns that were reprinted in her book Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Port-Folio (1853) and later volumes. She was also a reform-minded investigative journalist and novelist. About Sarah Orne Jewett:  A doctor’s daughter from rural Maine, she was part of the next generation of authors, looked up to Stowe, and became her friend late in Stowe’s life.  Jewett paid that friendship forward by befriending and inspiring the young Willa Cather. Suggested reading:

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Date:
March 6, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://stowehousecincy.org/visiting-uncle-toms-cabin.html

Organizer

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Venue

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
2950 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206 United States
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Phone
5137510651
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