Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Living across the Slaveholding State of Kentucky, the young Harriet Beecher Stowe met both abolitionists and fugitive slaves, both whom informed her of the cruelty of life in bondage. By the time she left Ohio with her husband and five children, she was convinced that slavery had to be abolished immediately. She stated, "I will write something ¦ ¦.I will if I live  (Douglas 8). Her goal was set, so she settled down in Brunswick, Maine and there composed Uncle Tom's Cabin. In this novel she hoped to demonstrate slavery's wrongs to the nation (Douglas 8). She also hoped to do her small share for the cause, but it proved to be much more. With the help of her sister, Catharine Esther Beecher, and other feminist women who edited Stowe's so called, "idiomatic jargon , the book was on its way to be a world-renowned novel. She wrote the most powerful antislavery novel ever and it perhaps made her the most influential woman of her time. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin opened up America's eyes to the injustice of slavery and changed the course of women's history.

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