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Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

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by Dana Meachen Rau

Synopsis

Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War. The book’s emotional portrayal of the impact of slavery captured the nation’s attention. A best-seller in its time, Uncle Tom’s Cabin sealed Harriet Beecher Stowe’s reputations as one of the most influential anti-slavery voices in US history.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9780448483016
ISBN-10 0448483017
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group
Subject Biography & Autobiography;History;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 112
Shelf No. KW816
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 890L