Harriet Beecher Stoowe Research Paper

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Emily Diesing Mr. Dziadus/ Mrs. Goodrich Social Studies/ English 9 November 2014 The Leaderships And Legacies of Harriet Beecher Stowe Harriet Beecher Stowe had confidence and bravery when it came to standing up against slavery and left a legacy to America by doing just that. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14,1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was born into a large, religious family. She was the seventh of nine children. Her nickname as a child was “Hattie”. The Beecher family wanted their children to shape their world. Her parents were Rev. Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Beecher. Harriet’s mother, Roxanna, was a deeply religious woman but passed away when Harriet was 5 years old. Rev. Lyman Beecher, Harriet’s father,…show more content…
(Uncle Tom’s Cabin) God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe Harriet’s passion for writing allowed her to publicly express her thoughts and beliefs in a time when a woman could not speak publicly and contribute financially to the Stowe family household income (harrietbeecherstowecenter..org). Her writing career lasted for 51 years. She published 30 books and countless short stories, poems, articles, and hymns. Some of her other great works include: Dred, A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (1856), The Minister’s Wooing (1859), Old Town Folks (1869), Palmetto Leaves (1873), and We and Our Neighbors (1875) (wikipedia.org). “ Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe Later in Harriet’s life, when her husband calvin retired they built their dream home in Hartford, Connecticut but the high cost of maintenance caused them to sell it. They moved to a small cottage in 1873 on Forest Street. Her neighbor on Forest Street was Mark Twain and they remained there for 21 years. As they grew older, Calvin and Harriet spent their winters in Mandarin, Florida near where her brother Charles Beecher had opened a school for emancipated

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