Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Uncle Tom's Cabin helped fuel Civil War
It is the birthday of abolitionist writer Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), who is remembered for her best-selling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), which depicted the life of slaves before the Civil War. Scholars say it galvanized the abolitionist movement and helped lay the groundwork for the war. It first appeared as a serial in the abolitionist newspaper National Era in June 1851. At first, Stowe wrote only a few episodes but the response was so great she wrote a total of 40 installments. Proceeds from the book enabled Stowe to buy a vacation cottage on the banks of the St. John’s River in Florida as a respite from her family home in Maine. Stowe wrote more than 30 books, including a homemaking advice book, The American Woman’s Home (1869), with her sister Catherine. Stowe also wrote Palmetto Leaves (1873), a book about Florida as a tourist destination.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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