Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was a high

class women, reformer, and writer in the 1800’s. She

wrote many anti-slavery documents that helped reform

society. You may know her as the writer of Uncle Tom’s

Cabin, the best-selling book in the 1800’s about how bad

slavery was. Because of the encouragement if her husband,

Calvin E. Stowe, she became one of the most famous

writers, reformers, and abolitionist women of the 1800’s.

Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe was born on June 14,

1811, in Linchfeild, Connecticut. Her father, Reverend

Lyman Beecher, raised her in a strong, religious, abolitionist

environment. She was also very well educated. In 1832,

she moved to Cincinnati with her father. There she learned

about slavery that was taking place in the state underneath

her. In 1836, she married Calvin E. Stowe, a collage

professor who encouraged her writing, that was soon to

make her one of the famous women in American history. A

few years later she moved to Maine because her husband

was excepted into a college as a professor. Harriet

Beecher Stowe is well known for her well written

anti-slavery document, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Uncle Tom’s

Cabin is one of Harriet’s Most potent pieces of writing. It

was also the 1800’s best selling book. She may also be

known for her other, not so famous, anti-slavery

documents known as the following: Dread: the Tale of the

Great Dismissal Swamp, The Minister’s Wooing, The Pearl

of Orr’s Island, and The Oldtown Folks. These books may

not have been her best pieces of anti-slavery writing, but it

still helped influenced many people into going against

slavery and trying to stop it. Harriet Beecher Stowe may be

significant because she wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, but she

is significant in other ways. Back during the time of slavery

no one would listen to what an African American would

have to say, let alone an African American slave. It was

very odd in that time to be a rich, high class woman and not

own a slave. But, because of the encouragement of her

husband, and the way she was raised as a child she was

against slavery, and she tried to reform society. By her

writing ability and knowledge of slavery she wrote

anti-slavery documents that almost every northerner read.

The pieces of work influenced many people. A lot of

people would try to stop slavery, just as Harriet would. If

Harriet Beecher Stowe wouldn’t have written her stories

people probably wouldn’t have been as influenced, and

society today wouldn’t be the same. Harriet Beecher

Stowe was one of the most famous abolitionist woman of

the 1800’s. She was a high-class women who greatly

influenced people in her writing on anti-slavery. She wrote

many other anti-slavery documents that influenced many

people into becoming abolitionist and reformers of society.

Her husband and father were a great influence on her

writing. Harriet Beecher Stowe is well known for her

masterpiece, Uncle Tom’s Cabin which was the best selling

book of the 1800’s.