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Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 - July 1, 1896)

Stowe was an abolitionist, novelist and poet. Her 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery. Stowe wrote more than 20 books (novels and poetry), and was influential both for her writings and her public stances on social issues of the day. She was... Rick Hartford/Hartford Courant