Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)
From The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now
As the country gears up for an election campaign in the midst of civil war, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin records her impressions of President Lincoln.
Sooth to say, our own politicians were somewhat shocked with his state-papers at first. Why not let us make them a little more conventional, and file them to a classical pattern? “No,” was his reply, “I shall write them myself. The people will understand them.” . . .
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