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Overview (3)

Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Died in Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameHarriet Elizabeth Beecher

Mini Bio (1)

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born into a prominent, religious, Calvinist family in Litchfield, Connecticut on 14 June 1811. She married a seminary professor, Calvin Ellis Stowe, and had seven children, several of whom died during childhood. 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', her first novel, was published in 1852 and provoked, to Mrs. Stowe's satisfaction, an intense and undeniable reaction -- at home and abroad -- against American slavery. She wrote many more novels, none of them as famous or important as her first, the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century. She eventually rejected strenuously the Calvinist teachings of her youth, replacing them with a more merciful and forgiving religious philosophy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

Calvin Ellis Stowe (6 January 1836 - 22 August 1886) ( his death) ( 7 children)

Trivia (5)

An ancestor of author Patricia Cornwell.
Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1986.
Daughter of private sector religion exponent Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), brother of famous Presbyterian minister and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1817), and grandaunt of early feminist leader Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Pictured on a 75¢ USA postage stamp in the Distinguished American series, issued 13 June 2007.
Inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in 1994 (inaugural class).

Personal Quotes (5)

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: You have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
On personal power: Women are the architects of society.
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

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