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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Birthday
14, 1811
Birthplace
Litchfield, CT
Death Date
Jul 1, 1896 (85)
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Birthday
14, 1811
Birthplace
Litchfield, CT
Death Date
Jul 1, 1896 (85)

About

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.

Before Fame

She received a first-class education at a school run by her sister. Later, she supported the Underground Railroad and housed several fugitive slaves.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

She was one of thirteen children born to Roxana Foote Beecher and religious leader Lyman Beecher. She married Calvin Ellis Stowe in January of 1836, and the couple had three daughters and four sons.

Associated With

She was a famous abolitionist, much like Frederick Douglass.

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