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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was a woman ahead of her times. Best known as the author of the best-seller ┐Uncle Tom┐s Cabin,┐ Stowe wrote more than 30 books over 50 years while raising seven children and running a household. Stowe was born in 1811 in Litchfield, Conn., to a preacher who spoke out against the practice of slavery long before it was fashionable. Stowe's book ┐Uncle Tom┐s Cabin┐ is credited with popularizing the abolitionist cause against slavery and is said to have contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War between the Northern United State and south. Legend has it that when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862 he said, "So you're the little woman who w... Show more »
Harriet Beecher Stowe was a woman ahead of her times. Best known as the author of the best-seller ┐Uncle Tom┐s Cabin,┐ Stowe wrote more than 30 books over 50 years while raising seven children and running a household. Stowe was born in 1811 in Litchfield, Conn., to a preacher who spoke out against the practice of slavery long before it was fashionable. Stowe's book ┐Uncle Tom┐s Cabin┐ is credited with popularizing the abolitionist cause against slavery and is said to have contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War between the Northern United State and south. Legend has it that when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862 he said, "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this Great War!" After Stowe┐s scholarly husband retired, the family moved to Hartford, where she built her dream house. n 1873, she moved to her last home, the brick Victorian Gothic cottage-style house on Forest Street, which is open as a museum. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, adjacent to the Mark Twain House and Museum, has three historic buildings on 2.5 acres. « Show less

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  • Historian's next stop: Paris

    Historian's next stop: Paris
    In one of his lesser known — but still exquisite — books, first published in 1992, David McCullough writes about painter Frederic Remington, an artist who captured the last glimmers of the twilight of the American West of the 19th century, a...
  • Malloy Cutting More Than $11M In Arts Funding

    Malloy Cutting More Than $11M In Arts Funding
    Leaders in Connecticut's arts community were stunned Wednesday over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut more than $11 million in payments to local arts programs as of July 1. The proposed cuts have raised concern as more than 20 different programs have a...
  • Check It Out: Celebrating 200 years of Dickens

    Earlier this month, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens was celebrated in an event held at his burial site in London's Westminster Abbey. In attendance were many writers, academics, and other enthusiasts of the man considered to be...
  • Eve Ensler to Speak at Manchester's Cheney Hall

    Eve Ensler, playwrioght, author and activist, will speak at Cheney Hall, Manchester on May 6, in as collaborative presentation of The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and the World Affairs Council. Info: http://www....
  • Best Park

    Best Park
    1) Elizabeth Park Hartford has acres of history. We got your Mark Twain, your Harriet Beecher Stowe, your Wallace Stevens, your Samuel Colt, your Thomas Hooker. Major-league cultural shapers all. A somewhat lesser-known light is Frederick Law Olmsted,...
  • Cycling the Farmington Canal Trail From New Haven to Simsbury

    Cycling the Farmington Canal Trail From New Haven to Simsbury
    Right away this Cadillac of paths — the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail — absorbed me with its stone pylons that introduce each section, each marked by car-blocking bollards. After service as a canal, the corridor had become a rail bed, its...
  • The Ultimate List of Summer Festivals in Connecticut

    The Ultimate List of Summer Festivals in Connecticut
    Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
  • Signs of separation and segregation at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford

    Signs of separation and segregation at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford
    Among the 35 framed pieces you'll discover at Hartford's Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, when you head to see their new exhibit, THEM: Images of Separation, at least two — reading "WHITES ONLY BEYOND THIS POINT" and "HELP WANTED NO IRISH NEED APPLY"...
  • Cookbooks on '88 books that shaped America' list from Library of Congress

    Cookbooks on '88 books that shaped America' list from Library of Congress
    A just-released list from the Library of Congress salutes 88 books that shaped America, all by American authors. It starts with Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and continues alphabetically on through "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "Common...
  • 'Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America' by Jay Parini

    Jay Parini's knowledgeable analysis of key texts that have formed Americans' ideas about themselves and their nation, "Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America," would make an excellent starting point for a college course. The author makes...
  • Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America

    Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America
    Richard Poirier, a literary critic and writer who was one of the founders of the Library of America, a monumental effort to keep American literary classics in print and accessible to the reading public, died Aug. 15 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He...