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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe

Profession: Abolitionist and Author

United States of America

Biography: Her most famous work, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery, and became influential in the United States.

It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South.

Born: June 14, 1811
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: July 1, 1896 (aged 85)

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Married Life

  • 1836-01-06 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Historical Events

  • 1851-06-05 Anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe first published in serial form in "The National Era"
  • 1852-03-20 Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published in Boston
  • 1852-09-27 George Aiken's play "Uncle Tom's Cabin" an adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous anti-slavery novel premieres in Troy, New York

Quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • "Friendships are discovered rather than made."