Harriet Beecher Stowe

Title

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Subject

Literature

Description

Author whose book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" played an influential role in awakening Americans to the horrors of slavery

Creator

Amy French

Source

Source: Wiki Commons

Birth Date

1811

Birthplace

Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

Death Date

1896

Occupation

Author

Biographical Text

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and noted abolitionist. One of her most influential works, Uncle Tom's Cabin, greatly increased knowledge of the horrors of slavery. The book went on to be the most popular novel of the 19th century. In all, she wrote over 20 books. After the end of slavery in the United States, Stowe campaigned for married women's rights arguing that married women should have ownership of their property (women's property became that of their husbands) and be able to engage in contracts. She noted the inherent unfairness that under the law a married woman had no legal existence.

Bibliography

Works by Stowe, Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/s#a115

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society: http://www.stowesociety.org/

Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: a Life. (Oxford University Press,  1994).

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Date Added
June 11, 2014
Collection
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Harriet Beecher Stowe,” Women Who Dared, accessed September 17, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/27.