About the Author
Harriet Beecher, born in Litchfield, CT in 1811, married Lane Theological Seminary professor and ardent critic of slavery Calvin Stowe in 1836. The Stowes supported the Underground Railroad, housing several runaway slaves in their home. Author of numerous fiction and non-fiction works, she is best known for "Uncle Tom's Cabin," published in 1852.
Date of Birth:June 14, 1811
Date of Death:July 1, 1896
Place of Birth:Litchfield, Connecticut
Place of Death:Hartford, Connecticut