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Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe

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Dai'Jah Milan

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Transcript of Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe

-July 14, 1811- July 1, 1896 (85)

-Born in Litchfield, Connecticut

-American abolitionist and author

-She's the sixth of 11 children born to Lyman Beecher and Roxana Foote Beecher (died when Harriet was 5)

Early Life
Later Years
-In 1832, at 21 she moved to Cincinnati Ohio to join her father who became the president of Lane Theological Seminary
-She came in contact with many immigrants from different parts of the country contributing to her later writing about slavery
-She joined the Semi-Colon Club where she met her husband Calvin Ellis Stowe, a theology professor
-Married on January 6, 1836
-Stowes supported the underground railroad, temporary housing fugitive slaves in their home
Stowe the Writer
-Her writing allowed her to express herself because women couldn't speak publicly
-June 1851 1st installment of her best known novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published in an anti-slavery newspaper
-Anti-slavery novel that depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can overcome something as destructive as enslavement of human beings
Education
-Began formal education at Sarah Pierce's academy
-Harriet enrolled in Hartford Female Seminary

Dai'Jah Z. Milan
American Literature 1
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Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe
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