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Author Thulesius, Olav.

Title Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida, 1867 to 1884 / by Olav Thulesius.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2001]
©2001

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 UniM Bail  813.3 STOWE/THUL    AVAILABLE
Physical description v, 170 pages : illustrations ; 23cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. To Florida 5 -- 2. New England Woman 11 -- 3. Wash and Be Healed 15 -- 4. Great Escape 20 -- 5. Laurel Grove 31 -- 6. Carpetbag Beechers? 42 -- 7. Mandarin 51 -- 8. Emancipation 61 -- 9. Harriet's Cabin 69 -- 10. Harriet's School 78 -- 11. Mandarin Church 83 -- 12. Palmetto Leaves 89 -- 13. Exploring Florida 97 -- 14. Little Folks and Gators 104 -- 15. Southern Life 116 -- 16. Wakulla County 124 -- 17. Ebbing Tide 134 -- 18. Pebbles from the Shores 140.
Summary Harriet Beecher Stowe was certainly a pioneer of her time, as an abolitionist and as a woman, when she wrote the famous antislavery novel Uncle Toms Cabin. In 1867, Stowe relocated to Mandarin, Florida, to escape the pressures of her antislavery writing and to deal with personal issues. In Florida, she immersed herself in programs to educate former slaves and black children, and supervised the organization of an Episcopalian church. The author centers his work on Stowes time in Florida from 1867 to 1884 and what emerges is a view of a lesser-known side of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Such questions as why she moved to Florida, how she was received in the South after the Civil War, and what attracted her to Florida are discussed, as well as her role as an early activist for environmental protection.
Subject Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Homes and haunts -- Florida.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Environmental protection -- Florida.
Florida -- Biography.
ISBN 0786409320 (paperback: alk. paper)