Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe

1811-1896. Abolitionist and author. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, she studied and taught in Hartford. When Lyman Beecher,* her father, became president of Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, in 1832, she went with him and married a professor, Calvin E. Stowe, in 1836. They sheltered fugitive slaves in their home until they moved in 1850 to Brunswick, Maine. Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly appeared in the magazine National Era in 1851-52, and as a book in the latter year. It evoked strong antislavery sentiment. For nearly thirty years she produced almost a book a year.