David S. Reynolds of Sagaponack is the author of Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America, published on June 14, the 200th anniversary of novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s birth. Stowe, whose antislavery best-seller Uncle Tom’s Cabin, possibly the most influential book ever written by an American, was the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher, whose first position was a decade-long stint as a Presbyterian pastor of what was called the Old Church at Easthampton on Main Street. Reynolds’s book received the lead review in the June 13-20 The New Yorker, which hailed it as “fascinating…a lively and perceptive cultural history.” Reynolds will appear at the Bridgehampton Library’s Fridays at Five on July 15.
Author Reynolds to Promote New Book at Bridgehampton Library
June 22, 2011 by Staff