Harriet Beecher Stowe
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811–96), U.S. writer, author of the antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). From her home in Cincinnati, Ohio, she learned about slavery in nearby Kentucky. Her other books include the documentary Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (1853) and the novels Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (1856) and The Minister's Wooing (1859). She was also committed to the temperance and woman suffrage movements.
See also: Abolitionism.