Harriet Beecher Stowe quote:
“I wrote what I did because as a woman, as a mother I was oppressed and broken-hearted, with the sorrows and injustice I saw, because as a Christian I felt the dishonor to Christianity — because as a lover of my country I trembled at the coming day of wrath.
It is no merit in the sorrowful that they weep, or to the oppressed and smothering that they gasp and struggle, not to me, that I must speak for the oppressed — who cannot speak for themselves.”
- This Harriet Beecher Stowe quote is from a letter she wrote to Lord Denman in 1853 about her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
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