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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Caroline Lee Hentz

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
Caroline Lee Hentz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 13, 2009
1. Caroline Lee Hentz Marker
Inscription.  Educator and author Caroline Hentz was among the first female novelists in America. Her 13 volumes were some of the most popular in the U.S. during the mid-1800s, and her three dramas were produced in major cities.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Florence.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 34° 48.395′ N, 87° 37.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Located in River Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Christopher Handy (here, next to this marker); William D. "Buddy" Killen (here, next to this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sigismund Stribling (here, next to this marker);
Walk of Honor River Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes
2. Walk of Honor River Heritage Park
Justice John A. McKinley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ethelbert Brinkley Norton (here, next to this marker); Harlon Hill (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caroline Lee Hentz. Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz (1800–1856) was an American novelist and author, most noted for her opposition to the abolitionist movement and her widely-read rebuttal to the popular anti-slavery book Uncle Tom's Cabin. She was a major literary figure in her day, and helped advance women's fiction. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz. Author. Well known in her day, she is best known for her 1854 novel "The Planter's Northern Bride", in which she defended the South and the institution of slavery. Her intention was to refute much of what Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote in "Uncle Tom's Cabin". (Submitted on May 2, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. A Primary Works of Caroline Lee Hentz
Lovell's Folly (1833)
De Lara, or, The Moorish Bride (1843)
Aunt Patty's Scrap-bag (1846)
Linda
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or, The Young Pilot of the Belle Creole (1850)
Rena, or, The Snow Bird (1851)
Eoline (1852)
Ugly Effie, or, the Neglected One and the Pet Beauty (1852)
Marcus Warland (1852)
The Planter's Northern Bride (1854)
The Banished Son (1856)
Courtship and Marriage (1856)
Ernest Linwood {1856)
The Lost Daughter (1857)
    — Submitted March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,488 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. Photos:   1. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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