More Done With Pens Than Swords: How Harriet Beecher Stowe Rocked America (BONUS!)
The 19th century's best-selling novel was an incendiary story about the evils of slavery, written by a northern woman who wanted to change the world. Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe, the authoress who refused to sit down and be silent about the peculiar institution. In this bonus episode, let's find out how (and why) she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, and what about it lit mid-19th century America on fire. We'll also explore what it took to be a lady writer in a time when "working mother" wasn't a thing genteel society wanted you to be.
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Welcome to The Exploress
A Lady's Life in Mid-19th Century America (Season 1, Episode 1)
Havens in a Heartless World: Civil War Nurses (Season 1, Episode 2)
Angel of the Battlefield: Clara Barton (Season 1, Episode 3)
Public Women: Sex in 19th-century America (Season 1, Episode 4)
Sarah Emma Edmonds: Soldier, Nurse and Spy (Season 1, Episode 6)