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Harriet Beecher Stowe

American abolitionist and author (1811–1896)

1811   -   1896


genre: novel, tale
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
languages spoken, written or signed: American English, English
educated at: Hartford Female Seminary
occupation: novelist, poet, children's writer, short story writer, writer, abolitionist
award received: National Women's Hall of Fame, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, Distinguished Americans series

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (; June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist. She came from the Beecher family, a religious family, and became best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions experienced by enslaved African Americans. The book reached an audience of millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and in Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and for her public stances and debates on social issues of the day.
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