How Did Harriet Beecher Stoowe Influence The Women's Rights Movement

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Harriet Beecher Stowe was an famous activist who had a great impact in the anti-slavery movement as well as the women’s rights movement of eighteen sixty-eight (Atlantic). Through her publications and novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe was able to move the hearts and challenge the minds of many Americans of that time. Beecher Stowe grew up in a religious family in an area that shaped her anti-slavery opinions. Later in her life she was an activist for women’s rights and affect the civil rights movement everywhere. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on June fourteenth, eighteen-eleven. She grew up in a religious family and lived in an area that had many slave owners. This influenced her anti-slavery opinions and actions. When Beecher Stowe was in her teen years, she attended Hartford Female Seminary which was owned by one of her sisters. This school for females only gave women an education that was usually just for men (VanDette, 17). At the age of twenty-one, Stowe moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she met her husband Calvin Ellis Stowe. He had strong opinions against slavery as well, so together they used their house to help slaves in the Underground Railroad. This background of Beecher Stowe’s life helped shape her as an activist …show more content…

Uncle Tom’s Cabin was very successful and sold a lot in other countries too. It made many people to support the abolitionist cause. In the South, people were outraged and accused Stowe of making up the treatment of slaves. In eighteen fifty-three, Harriet Beecher Stowe responded with a book called A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin which was all facts to support her book (Dimpsey). With this, she showed that slavery was even worse than how she wrote about it in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe was also able to travel to Europe to speak about the book. She gained British support for the abolition

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