Johnston, Johanna, Harriet and the Runaway Book : The Story of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.Harriet Beecher Stowe was a high class women, reformer, and writer in the 1800s.
She wrote many anti-slavery documents that helped reform society. You may know her as the writer of Uncle Toms Cabin, the best-selling book in the 1800s about how awful slavery was. Because of the encouragement of her husband, Calvin E. Stowe, she became one of the most famous writers, reformers, and abolitionist women of the 1800s.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 Toms Cabin.
Uncle Toms Cabin is one of Harriets Most potent pieces of writing. 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 Ministers Wooing,The Pearl of Orrs 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 Toms 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 wouldnt have written her stories people probably wouldnt have been as influenced, and society today wouldnt be the same.Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the most famous abolitionist woman of the 1800s. 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.
So in the end Harriets love of writting had a great effect in changing the way we live our lives today.