How Did Harriet Stoowe Changed America

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Harriet Beecher Stowe is known for being one of the great women of America. She deeply affected the way people see slavery with her astounding novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She published many works such as, novels, textbooks, and stories. She had great influences that changed her views on life. Throughout her career and life-time, she changed America. Harriet was born June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut to Lyman and Roxanna Beecher. She was one of 13 children. All of her brothers followed in their father's footsteps to become ministers and her sister, Catharine Beecher, was a teacher and author, she also helped Harriet in her social views. Harriet grew up in a influential home, her father was a minister and pro anti-slavery. All these things help Harriet become the person she was. …show more content…

Together they had seven children. They lived in a house in Brunswick, Maine, it was here she wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This novel is what help change people’s views on the issue of slavery. She also wrote stories, essays, textbooks, and a plethora of novels. Harriet lived next to Samuel Clemens or, Mark Twain, in Hartford Connecticut. Her husband, Calvin Stowe, was a theology professor. Unfortunately, like many parents in the 19-century, her 18-month old son, Samuel Charles Stowe, died of cholera. This crushing pain is what inspired Uncle Tom’s Cabin, it helped her understand the pain enslaved mothers must feel when their children are taken away from them. Her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, was translated into over 60 languages and sold over 300,000 copies in its first year of being

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