www.HarrietBeecherStowe.org
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Centeruses Stowe’s story to inspire socialjustice and positive change.
Harriet Beecher Stowe          House2012                 1884
Katharine Day House, 1884          Slide template
Collection14,000 books,  periodicals,  pamphlets,  broadsides180,000 manuscripts:  correspondence,  diaries, journals,  ma...
BostonChicago                     Hartford           New           York           City          Miami
Who was                  Harriet Beecher Stowe?• 1811-1896• Best selling author 30  books, 4 antislavery• Uncle Tom’s Cabi...
Lyman Beecher & his children
Brunswick MECincinnati  Ohio                                Andover MA                                   Hartford CT      ...
Becoming a writer
Marriage &  family
Children
Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the National Era
USA:10,000 books in first week300,000 first yearBritain: 1,500,000 first year70 languages
Swedish 1925, 1963; Russian mid 20th c; Spanish (Mexico) 1963
Why did Stowe write UncleTom’s Cabin?• Personal• Political
Uncle Tom’s Cabin                         storyline•   Tom•   Eliza•   George Harris•   Topsy•   St. Clair•   Little Eva• ...
Uncle Tom’s Cabin                           impact•   Changed attitudes in US before Civil War•   Made abolition main stre...
Uncle Tom
Smith’s Double    MammothUncle Tom’s Cabin                    Theatre broadside 1890s
Stowe’sHartford home
Program                         Framework• Contemporary issues that tie to Stowe’s ---  race, gender, inequity• Conversati...
Some Stowe Center                            programsSalonsStowe Prize24 hour readingPublic & school toursCommunity open h...
Paths to Change
Role playing
Salons at Stowe
Inspiration to   Action
Salon Topics• Human trafficking• Women in politics• Race and gender in politics• Literacy and the schools• Equalizing acce...
ImpactImitationRevenueRelationshipsWord of mouthAction
Uncle Tom’s Cabin                         ProgramsWeekly “re-release” on web over a year24 hour reading  Webcast  Video te...
Stowe PrizeNicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn for Half the Sky: Overcoming Oppression of Women Worldwide
Call to Action: Aconversation on race  & social justice
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  • In utc hbs set an example – as an individual, as a parent, as a citizen
  • HBS 1871 house, lived here 23 years & died here> This is installed as her home
  • 1884 Gilded Age mansion next door. Stowe center size, budget (& sources), impact, traffic
  • Location
  • Born & educated in Connecticut – moved to Cincinnati, Ohio1832
  • Had 7 children
  • Swedish 1925, swedish 1963, russian –mid 20 th c, spanishh (mexico) 1963
  • About the time she wrote UTC - 1848
  • Simon legree – 1853 jewett edition
  • Early 20 th c 20x30 litho poster, CH Smith originator of double mammoths
  • Paths to change
  • Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn for Half the Sky: Overcoming Oppression of Women Worldwide
  • Katherine Kane - Harriet Becher Stowe Center

    1. 1. www.HarrietBeecherStowe.org
    2. 2. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Centeruses Stowe’s story to inspire socialjustice and positive change.
    3. 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe House2012 1884
    4. 4. Katharine Day House, 1884 Slide template
    5. 5. Collection14,000 books, periodicals, pamphlets, broadsides180,000 manuscripts: correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts12,000 photographs, prints, drawings6,000 artifacts3 historic buildings Uncle Tom’s Cabin Chapter 34
    6. 6. BostonChicago Hartford New York City Miami
    7. 7. Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe?• 1811-1896• Best selling author 30 books, 4 antislavery• Uncle Tom’s Cabin• International fame• Subject of two Pulitzer winning biographies
    8. 8. Lyman Beecher & his children
    9. 9. Brunswick MECincinnati Ohio Andover MA Hartford CT Litchfield CT Mandarin FL
    10. 10. Becoming a writer
    11. 11. Marriage & family
    12. 12. Children
    13. 13. Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the National Era
    14. 14. USA:10,000 books in first week300,000 first yearBritain: 1,500,000 first year70 languages
    15. 15. Swedish 1925, 1963; Russian mid 20th c; Spanish (Mexico) 1963
    16. 16. Why did Stowe write UncleTom’s Cabin?• Personal• Political
    17. 17. Uncle Tom’s Cabin storyline• Tom• Eliza• George Harris• Topsy• St. Clair• Little Eva• Aunt Ophelia• Simon Legree
    18. 18. Uncle Tom’s Cabin impact• Changed attitudes in US before Civil War• Made abolition main stream• Popular culture• Changed theatre• Anti-toms• Fomented revolution• Uncle Tom became a racial slur
    19. 19. Uncle Tom
    20. 20. Smith’s Double MammothUncle Tom’s Cabin Theatre broadside 1890s
    21. 21. Stowe’sHartford home
    22. 22. Program Framework• Contemporary issues that tie to Stowe’s --- race, gender, inequity• Conversation & storytelling, not lecture• Catalyst and convener• Call to action• Safe place to talk about hard things
    23. 23. Some Stowe Center programsSalonsStowe Prize24 hour readingPublic & school toursCommunity open house Exhibits
    24. 24. Paths to Change
    25. 25. Role playing
    26. 26. Salons at Stowe
    27. 27. Inspiration to Action
    28. 28. Salon Topics• Human trafficking• Women in politics• Race and gender in politics• Literacy and the schools• Equalizing access to health care• Is prison the new slavery?• How to be an advocate• Poverty--is the American dream broken?
    29. 29. ImpactImitationRevenueRelationshipsWord of mouthAction
    30. 30. Uncle Tom’s Cabin ProgramsWeekly “re-release” on web over a year24 hour reading Webcast Video testimony
    31. 31. Stowe PrizeNicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn for Half the Sky: Overcoming Oppression of Women Worldwide
    32. 32. Call to Action: Aconversation on race & social justice

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