Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe?

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.

Read more about Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Some articles on Harriet Beecher Stowe:

Washington, Kentucky - History
... In 1833, Washington had a visitor who would become famous, Harriet Beecher, who after her marriage was known as Harriet Beecher Stowe ... At the time of her visit, she was still Harriet Beecher and teaching at the Western Female Institute in Cincinnati ... The Key House where Harriet Beecher Stowe stayed is on Main Street in Washington and now contains a museum named the Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery to Freedom Museum ...
Let Every Man Mind His Own Business - Plot Summary
... Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe 1830s The Mayflower or, Sketches of Scenes and Characters Among the Descendants of the Pilgrims (1834) " Let Every Man Mind His Own Business " (1839 ...

Famous quotes containing the words harriet beecher stowe, harriet beecher, beecher stowe, stowe, harriet and/or beecher:

    The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
    —Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
    —Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    Summer is different. We now have breakfast together, for example ... it hasn’t happened in so long that we’re not sure how to go about it. So we bump into each other in the kitchen. I never saw Ozzie and Harriet bump into each other in the kitchen—not once. Ozzie knew his place was at the table, while Harriet knew that her place was at the stove.
    Nathan Cobb (20th century)

    Unusual precocity in children, is usually the result of an unhealthy state of the brain; and, in such cases, medical men would now direct, that the wonderful child should be deprived of all books and study, and turned to play or work in the fresh air.
    —Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)