Quotation by Anna Garlin Spencer

Anyone can see that to write Uncle Tom's Cabin on the knee in the kitchen, with constant calls to cooking and other details of housework to punctuate the paragraphs, was a more difficult achievement than to write it at leisure in a quiet room.
Anna Garlin Spencer (1851–1931), U.S. educator, author, feminist, and Unitarian minister. Woman's Share in Social Culture, ch. 3 (1913).

On the difficulties for women of combining "public" work with their ubiquitous domestic responsibilities, using as an example the important anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), who had a family and very little money.
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