Summary: I chose Harriet Beecher Stowe because I really enjoyed the plot of the book Uncle Toms Cabin. This story captivated me and really made me sort of see some things in a different light. I guess one could say that it changed my perception of the way life used to be many years ago. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14 1811 in Connecticut. She was one of thirteen children. Harriet went to a school run by Catharine along with the course of classical learning that was usually only taught to men. Not only was Harriet interested in literature but she also shared a strong belief in abolition. In 1850 Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law, this caused a lot of problems within the free black communities of the north. In order to express her views on this situation Harriet decided to do a literary representation of slavery. In 1851 Uncle Tom’s Cabin appeared in the National Era, it was then published as a book the following year and became a best seller. Stowe’s portrayal of the impacts of slavery drew in all kinds of audiences all over the nation. The book was accepted in the north but rejected in the south, and it also aroused anger in certain places in the south. As her life went on Stowe continued to write about social and political causes. She published stories, essays and political causes for the rest of her life.
http://www.biography.com/people/harriet-beecher-stowe Harriet Beecher Stowe.