Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) was an American writer and prominent abolitionist. Her famous novel Uncle Tom's Cabin helped to spark national awareness of the injustice of slavery.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was appalled by slavery, and she took one of the few options open to nineteenth century women who wanted to affect public opinion: she wrote a novel, a huge, enthralling narrative that claimed the heart, soul, and politics of millions of her contemporaries. Uncle Tom’s Cabin paints… Read more »