"Mightier Than The Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America"

David Reynolds

About the Program

David Reynolds presents a history of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, published on March 20, 1852.  The author profiles Ms. Stowe (1811-1896) whose novel supported the abolishment of slavery and received divided reception amongst the populations of the North and South.  Mr. Reynolds explores the political and social factors that influenced the novel and its role in the discussion of race in America prior to and following the Civil War.  David Reynolds speaks at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Connecticut. 

About the Authors

David Reynolds

David Reynolds is an English and American Studies professor at the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including Walt Whitman's America and Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson

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"Mightier Than The Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America"

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, August 6th at 10:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, July 3rd at 7pm (ET)
  • Sunday, July 3rd at 5:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, July 2nd at 10am (ET)
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