Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 200th birthday is rapidly approaching: Stowe was born on June 14th, 1811. An indication of Stowe’s tremendous worldwide popularity is the number of translations of her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin into foreign languages. To celebrate Stowe’s bicentennial, Janaya Kizzie has assembled a list of the many foreign language copies of the novel in our Harris Collection on the Civil War and Slavery and put together an online exhibition of a few of the decorative covers they feature.
View the exhibition at: http://www.provlib.org/exhibitions/uncle-tom-foreign-lands
Here’s an image of Stowe from a large (about 20 inches tall) lithograph print produced in 1853: