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.

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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) 1850s Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) A Key ...
Washington, Kentucky - History
... 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 ...

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    A woman’s health is her capital.
    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)

    The African race evidently are made to excel in that department which lies between the sensuousness and the intellectual—what we call the elegant arts. These require rich and abundant animal nature, such as they possess; and if ever they become highly civilised, they will excel in music, dancing and elocution.
    —Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
    —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)

    As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
    —Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)