Nancy Koester has served as a pastor in the ELCA and currently teaches part-time at Augsburg College. She is the author of The Fortress Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United States. Her current research and writing is on Harriet Beecher Stowe.
 June 14, 2011, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her first novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, (henceforth UTC) converted thousands of readers to the anti-slavery cause. Stowe’s story ran as a serial in the anti-slavery paper National Era and then appeared as a book in 1852. It became the bestseller […]