Chapter 9: A Visit From Harriett Beecher

January 2004
Freedom Stairs;2004, p50
Book Chapter
The article discusses the author's meeting with author Harriett Beecher and her father and preacher Lyman Beecher at an anti-slavery lecture held at the Rankin house in Ripley, Ohio. A woman slave and her children were able to arrive safely in Canada to be reunited with other members of the family through the help of the Rankin family. Beecher prefers the idea of colonization wherein slaves would receive their freedom gradually. He suggested that Beecher write about the abolition of slavery.


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