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Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) - American novelist. The daughter of
a prominent clergyman, Lyman Beecher, and the wife of another, Rev. C. E.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an ardent abolitionist. Uncle Tomís Cabin
(1852) - The story of the suffering of the old slave, Uncle Tom. This work se-
cured immediate and lasting fame for Stowe and served to solidify Northern re-
solve against slavery.