Visiting Uncle Tom's Cabin
Past Season Topics
Fall 2017 - Visiting the Cabin - Ideas found within Beecher Stowe's work, including The Shelby Farm, Maternal Love, "Tom Shows," and the Evolution of Tom from martyr to modern insult.
Spring 2017 - Stowe and Friends - Focuses on two important 19th-century figures: Frederick Douglass and Mark Twain. We discuss each man’s personal and literary connections with Harriet Beecher Stowe and the struggle for social justice.
This fall’s monthly discussion series at Harriet Beecher Stowe House will look at Uncle Tom’s Cabin from three new angles. As we did last fall, we’ll focus on specific chapters of Beecher Stowe’s masterpiece, but we’ll choose different chapters and begin with a special Halloween theme in October. Suggested readings will be listed soon, but if you don’t have time to read ahead, we’ll provide handouts for discussion.
Wednesday, October 3: “Haunting Harriet”
Wednesday, November 7: “Hallidays for the Holidays: Harriet’s Ideal Family and the Underground Railroad”
Wednesday, December 5: “The Ending of Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Was Harriet a Colonizationist or an Abolitionist?”