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American Experience | Tragedy Leads to Inspiration | PBS

Duration: 02:52
Program: American Experience #101
Broadcast Date: Jan. 9, 2013

An 1849 Cholera outbreak in Cincinnati claims Harriet Beecher Stowe's beloved son Charlie. "I learned what a poor slave mother may feel when her child is torn away from her." Stowe would go on to write Uncle Tom's Cabin a few years later from her new home in Brunswick, Maine.

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Post Date: October 22, 2012