Wed, 19 March 2008
Wed, Mar 19 2008
Mister Ron's Basement #1013
March is Women's History Month! This week, we will be reading fun stories from 19th century women authors.
Harriet Beecher Stowe is, of course, most famous for writing 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' the best selling book of the 19th Century, which was so influential that when Abraham Lincoln met her, he remarked, 'So this is the little lady that started this war!'
But for years before writing that, she was a popular author who wrote charming, light stories. One of her funniest came from her 1846 collection, 'The Mayflower; or Sketches of Scenes and Characters Among the Descendants of the Pilgrims.' The story concerns the woes of squishing in with many other passengers in 'The Canal-Boat.'
Time: approx sixteen and a half minutes
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