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Harriet Beecher Stowe Facts

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Introduction - Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is rumored that Harriet Beecher Stowe was once referred to by Abraham Lincoln as "the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war". The book was Uncle Tom's Cabin and the war Lincoln referred to was of course the Civil War. Stowe captured the world's attention and secured her place in history as a civil rights activist when her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was published. Her book vividly demonstrated the horror of slavery and why it should be abolished. What resulted was a heated reaction with praise from abolitionists and outrage from supporters of slavery. Read more about the influential life of Harriet Beecher Stowe below, where you will find a list of facts about her life written in a kid-friendly format.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Early Life

Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War

Harriet Beecher Stowe Interesting Facts