Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Born: June 14, 1811

Died: July 1, 1896

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author

Biography: Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

“A woman's health is her capital.”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Source/Notes: Part 2, Ch. 5. - Household Papers and Stories (1864)
Source/Notes: Introduction to an 1879 edition. - Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)

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Source/Notes: The Minister's Wooing (1859) Ch. 21 The Bruised Flax-Flower

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