Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896): When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe, he exclaimed, “So this is the little lady who made this big war!” While her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, certainly played a critical role in bringing the abolition of slavery to the forefront of the American conscience before and during the Civil War, what the history books don’t always discuss is the fact that the basis for Harriet’s incredible novel–and indeed the foundation of her entire life–was an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His heart for the oppressed and downtrodden. Join us today for the TRUE “behind the scenes” story of one of the most influential writers in American history!
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America by David S. Reynolds
Join us each week for a lively conversation between author Cheryl Brodersen and history teacher Jasmine Alnutt as they explore the lives of well-known—and not so well-known—Christian women in history. Trust us—these are definitely women worth knowing! Visit GraciousWords.com.