She wasn't wrong, necessarily, just a bit sensationalist.<quoted text>
Yes, exactly. As I understand it, Harriet Beecher Stowe, master propagandist, never set foot in the South. On this one point, Abraham Lincoln may have been correct, when he asked upon meeting her:
"Is this the little woman who made this big war?"
And the obvious question most Americans never think to ask is...why did all those young, struggling farmers, millworkers and other laborers voluntarily risk their lives for the Confederacy?
For the right to keep their slaves?
But yeah, slaves they never owned I guess. But history is written by the victors. I have no doubts that we came to the right result, despite the catastrophe that it was for my family at the time.