Abolitionist author whose literary classic, Uncle Tom's Cabin, encouraged anti-slavery efforts in the Northern states. Her numerous literary works include novels, letters, articles, and travel memoirs.
She received a first-class education at a school run by her sister. Later, she supported the Underground Railroad and housed several fugitive slaves.
Legend holds it that President Lincoln called her "The little woman who wrote the book that started this great war," in reference to the American Civil War.
She was a famous abolitionist, much like Frederick Douglass.