Harriet Beecher Stowe

A scion of the famous Beecher clan of preachers and abolitionists, Harriet and her husband Calvin were life-long abolitionists and supporters of the Underground Railroad, frequently housing runaway slaves in their home.  The Compromise of 1850 with its strengthened Fugitive Slave Law, galvanized Stowe into action and she put pen to paper and began writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  (more…)

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