Harriet Beecher Stowe

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HBS is best known for the highly sentimental and influential anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, although she also authored several other novels, short stories, children's stories, pamphlets, a good deal of journalism, and a biography of Lady Byron (mother of the mathematician and scientist Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace ). Much of her journalism was evangelical in tone. HBS 's reputation peaked with Uncle Tom's Cabin, after which her cultural standing declined.
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Milestones

14 June 1811
Harriet Beecher, later HBS , was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the seventh child in her family.
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press, 1994.
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20 March 1852
HBS 's sentimental novel Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly was published by John P. Jewett in both Boston and Cleveland; a British edition and German translation followed the same year.
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press, 1994.
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Library of Congress Online Catalog.
1 July 1896
HBS died at eighty-five, after slowly losing her mental faculties.
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press, 1994.
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Biography

Birth and Family

14 June 1811
Harriet Beecher, later HBS , was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the seventh child in her family.
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press, 1994.
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