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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1852
|Calvin E. Stowe to Anson Rood discussing the controversy surrounding his representation in the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
|14 December 1852
|Stowe, Calvin E. (1802-1886)
|Discusses the controversy surrounding his wife, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Joel Parker that developed after she cited Parker as a pro-slavery preacher in her book "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Parker, claiming his statements were misrepresented, threatened to sue for libel, and a scandal began. Two newspapers, the Independent, run by Henry Ward Beecher, her brother, and the Independent, which was pro-slavery newspaper run by Samuel Iraneus Prime, escalated the quarell. Beecher, who was Parker's friend, eventually managed to bring about an amicable end, agreeing that the footnote would be removed from later editions. Stowe blames Samuel Irenaeus Prime for the "pain and shame" of the controversy.
|Uncle Tom Slavery African American History Woman Author Women's History Religion Literature and Language Arts
|Rood, Anson (1802-1857) Stowe, Calvin Ellis (1802-1886) Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) Prime, Samuel Irenaeus (1812-1885)
|African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Religion; Arts & Literature
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Calvin E. Stowe was a clergyman, abolitionist, and the husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Samuel Irenaeus Prime was a clergyman and the editor of the New-York Observer.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Letter from Joel Parker to Anson Rood regarding Parker's representation in the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin"