Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896)
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist, teacher and author. She
was born Harriet Elisabeth Beecher in Litchfield, Connecticut, the seventh of
13 children, She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio when she was 21 where she met
Calvin Ellis Stowe, a widower and professor at Lane Theological Seminary.The
two married on January 6, 1836.
Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) depicted the life of African-Americans
under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play. She wrote more than
20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles
and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands
on social issues of the day.