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Online Talk: Beyond Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frances E.W. Harper and Harriet Jacobs with Bonnets at Dawn

Bonnets at Dawn are back with a fresh new look at Elizabeth Gaskell’s houseguest, the abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Find about her connections to George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and a host of other women writers including Frances E.W. Harper and Harriet Jacobs. Harper was among the first African American women to publish a novel and the very first to publish a short story while Jacobs’ own escape from slavery led her to write Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl, now recognised as an American classic. Join us to mark Black History Month and re-evaluate their contribution to American literature – all in Lauren and Hannah’s own unique style.

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Hannah and Lauren (Bonnets at Dawn) are such engaging speakers. They have a real talent for making older texts seem vibrant and relevant. They are a breath of fresh air.” Visitor to online events

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13th Oct 2021

7pm - 8pm

We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.