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FC: Harriet Beecher Stowe

1: Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in the 1800's. When there was slavery. She learns her hatred toward slavery and writes a book that can change peoples minds.

2: Harriet was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She had 11 siblings and her father, Lyman Beecher, was a Presbyterian minister. | Harriet Beecher was a student but soon became a teacher of Hartford Female Seminary.

3: In 1832 the Beecher's moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Across from the Ohio River was slave territory. When she visited the plantations she knew that slavery was wrong. In 1852 she married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a seminary professor.

4: When the Stowe's moved to Brunswick, Maine. Harriet's sister-in-law wanted her to “write something that would make this whole nation feel what an accursed thing slavery is!” Harriet started writing a book called "Uncle Tom's Cabin". It has changed many lives.

5: Uncle Tom's Cabin was Published in 1852, selling 3 million books, and translated into 23 different languages. It was a hit! It was in many newspapers, plays, and motion pictures. | Harriet wrote many more books like "The Minister's Wooing" and "Lady Byron Vindicated" and had a happy life. She died in 1896.

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