Category Archives: Stowe (Harriet Beecher)

Lit’s Contribution to the Civil War

If the Civil War was brought on by a combination of pity and politics, literature helped build the case for pity.

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Top 10 Parent-Child Classics (Positive)

A top ten list of classics with positive depictions of parent-child relationships.

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Christianity in the Slave Owning South

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” shows how the Bible can be misused and how we should interpret it to promote social justice.

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The Civil War Was Fueled by Poetry

Scholar Faith Barrett shows how the War between the States was a “poetry fueled war.”

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The Novel that Changed the World

When it comes to literature changing lives, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is the gold standard for what is possible.

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Poetry Standing Firm in the Face of Fire

“But maybe stories and poetry can help open our minds to possibilities that are very real but extremely hard to see; and in that sense, they can be very practical.” – Rachel Kranz in a response to yesterday’s post I love the two responses to yesterday’s post (from the two major women in my life) […]

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