Harriet Beecher Stowe Scholars Converge on Campus; Bowdoin’s Chakkalakal Writes of Slavery, Stowe’s Legacy (MPBN)

The Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200: Home, Nation and Place conference is in full swing on campus, bringing together scholars from across the country and beyond as they discuss topics ranging from “Race, Class and Gender in Stowe” to “Faith, Fiction and the Nation.”

Keith Shortall ’82, news director for the radio stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, interviewed Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Executive Director Katherine Kane for a segment that aired on MPBN’s Maine Things Considered.

Amid the conference, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and English Tess Chakkalakal, author of Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America, writes of slavery, Stowe’s impact and her enduring legacy.

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