Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Merry Christmas…or not!

We’ll read a Christmas story by Harriet and contrast it with descriptions of Christmas for enslaved persons by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Christmas; or, The Good [Read more…]

Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Indicting the North

If the antebellum South is a house haunted by slavery, the antebellum North is also far from perfect, as both Harriet and Henry David Thoreau show us. We’ll study the [Read more…]

Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: The South as Haunted House

In the spirit of Halloween, we look at three authors’ haunted houses that can represent the antebellum South: Harriet’s description of the St. Clare and Legree plantations, Edgar Allan Poe’s [Read more…]

Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Harriet’s Research

As the school year hits its stride and students begin research projects, we look at sections of two works Harriet researched for the writing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Theodore Dwight Weld [Read more…]