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NAME: Harriet Beecher Stowe
BIRTHDATE: June 14, 1811
BIRTHPLACE: Litchfield, CT
EDUCATION: Educated at and subsequently taught at the Hartford Female Academy, founded by her sister Catherine Beecher in 1823. She also taught at the Western Female Institute in Cincinnati, established by Catherine in 1832.
FAMILY BACKGROUND: Harriet was the seventh child of Roxana and Lyman Beecher, a famous Congregationalist minister. Her brother, Henry Ward Beecher, became a renowned preacher and leader of the abolitionist movement. Her sister Catherine was instrumental in furthering educational opportunities for women. She married the widower Calvin Stowe in 1836; they had seven children.
DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Her most famous work was Uncle Tom's Cabin, which she wrote in 1850. The book opened up the realities of slavery to the entire world. It became a best seller which has never been out of print.
DATE OF DEATH: July 1, 1896.
PLACE OF DEATH: Hartford, CT
PORTRAYED BY: Helenmary Ball
Beecher Stowe - A Celebrarion of Women Writers
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