Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1811-06-14
Death 1896-07-01
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut – d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American abolitionist and author. She is the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher who preached against slavery. She is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. It became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the United States and abroad. The novel had a major impact on Northerners' attitudes toward slavery and by the beginning of the Civil War had sold more than a million copies.

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Subjects:

  • Authors, American--19th century--Manuscripts
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • Women--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--19th century--Manuscripts
  • Melodrama, American--Archives
  • Women authors--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--Autographs
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • American literature
  • Slaves--Emancipation
  • Quotations
  • African Americans--Education
  • Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
  • Signatures (writing)
  • American literature--Women authors
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Antislavery movements
  • Carte de visite photographs
  • Authors--Correspondence
  • Missouri compromise
  • Women--Education
  • Women authors, American--19th century--Autographs
  • Abolitionists--Correspondence
  • Theater--Archives
  • Abolitionists
  • Authors, American--19th century
  • Women authors, American--Health and hygiene
  • Hydrotherapy

Occupations:

  • Authors
  • Abolitionists

Places:

  • Hartford, CT, US
  • Litchfield, CT, US