News Display: Harriet Beecher Stowe Is Born
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 06/01/2017
Uploaded: 07/11/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Harriet Beecher Stowe, human rights, slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Harriet Beecher Stowe Is Born, Wednesday, 6/14


Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut to the Reverend Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Foote Beecher. One of many children, Stowe became a student and then a teacher at Hartford Female Seminary which was founded by her sister Catherine. Harriet began writing stories for a Cincinnati literary club. She became internationally famous with the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1851), an anti-slavery novel. Stowe published more than 30 books, in addition to articles, poems, and hymns.

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