Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe changed history with her influential anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Not only was Uncle Tom’s Cabin the bestselling novel of the 19th century but it also played an important role in the development of the Civil War. Stowe was a progressive thinker and fierce abolitionist who wrote about real-life issues of inequality and stereotypes and had the power to open up millions of Americans’ hearts.

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