Harriet Beecher Stowe, as according to Reynolds “a bookworm, had a creative spark early on” (5), was born to a church driven abolitionist family and who was surrounded with many tragedies throughout her life. Beginning early on with the death of her mother Roxana and followed with the deaths of her brother George. And perhaps the one that impacted her the most, was the death of her son Charley “who died of cholera in July 1849. Eighteen months old” (Reynolds 28). Although Stowe also struggled to find a religion that satisfied her completely, she and her family used religious based argument in their writing to fight the alcoholism the country was suffering during that time. She later on grew more devoted and focused her writings directly to the injustice slavery was to African Americans. Contributing to her dedication in protecting slaves and her fight against slavery, were the freed slaves they employed at their household, which Stowe became very close to. Aiding Stowe 's dedication was also inspired by the many real life stories she heard and witness whenever she would...
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...was and with the help Lincoln later brought when he raised to presidential office reassured that changes had to be made. Even after slaves were emancipated and along came the “reconstruction era”, many people 's views towards freed slaves were somehow still being manipulated by Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Mightier than the Sword as the title suggest, is about the might Harriet Beecher Stowe displayed by the gift she had in writing. Which Reynolds explicitly explains the type of domino effect Uncle Tom’s Cabin brought upon the world. Reynolds book can be found intriguing too all the curious minded audience who enjoys history, reinforced with different types of aspects. This book provides a digestible summary of Stowe’s life and the inspirations that helped lead to the novels she created. Along with the result that that Uncle Tom’s Cabin bought for theaters, music, and cinema.
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