Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

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Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War. The book’s emotional portrayal of the impact of slavery captured the nation’s attention. A best-seller in its time, Uncle Tom’s Cabin sealed Harriet Beecher Stowe’s reputations as one of the most influential anti-slavery voices in US history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448483016
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 157,705
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dana Meachen Rau has written more than 300 books for children, including picture books, early readers, nonfiction, and biographies.

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