Caroline Lee Hentz

Caroline Lee Hentz (1800-1856) was a nineteenth century educator and novelist who wrote in the genre of sentimental and domestic fiction and defended southern culture and the institution of slavery. The Planter's Northern Bride, published in 1854, was her best known novel. It was a pro-slavery response to Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1852.

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