Harriet Beecher Stowe Essay

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Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut and died on July 1, 1896 in Hartford, Connecticut. She is well known for the Uncle Tom’s Cabin novel that she wrote against slavery. Her father was a congregational minister named Lyman Beecher. Her mother Roxanna Foote Beecher died when she was a young girl. Her family was very active with the issues that were going on during their time period. She attended and afterwards taught at her sister Catharine’s school until their family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. That is where her father became the president of a seminary. In Cincinnati, she became more involved with literary. She wrote stories and made sketches for a journal locally. She then married Calvin Ellis Stowe; He was very supportive of her literary work. Stowe lived in Cincinnati for many years “separated only by the Ohio River from a slave-holding community; she came in contact with fugitive slaves and learned about life in the South from friends and from her own visits there” (“American Writer and Educator”). They moved to Brunswick, Maine because her husband became a professor at a college. That is where Stowe was given the opportunity to write a story and get in published in an antislavery paper, National Era. That is when she published her popular novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It was a bestseller. It sold 300,000 copies in the first year. Her novel was so influential in the antislavery movement that some believe it was one of the causes of the Civil War.…show more content…
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