Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

-Harriet beecher stowe’s nickname is Hattie.-Harriet’s second name is Elizabeth.-Harriet’s mom died when Harriet was just 5 years old.-Harriet was a teacher.-Harriet loved reading fiction books.-Harriet wrote more books besides Uncle Tom’s Cabin.-Her house became a tourist attraction. -She hated the idea of slavery.

“The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.” (quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe) Harriet Beecher Stowe cared about the present, not the past or future. This was her philosophy as she fought for the rights of slaves during the 1800s.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s family came from the north. Harriet has six siblings and two parents. Her family influenced her in a positive way because her father was a minister. Even though they lived in the north where slavery took place, he often talked about how slavery was wrong. They did not have any slaves.

Harriet Beecher Stowe spent much of her childhood reading fictional books. When she was five years old, her mother died. She lived with her father who was an important minister in their town. Even though her father wanted Harriet to be a boy because he wanted all his children to become ministers and only boys were allowed to become a ministers, he was pleasantly surprised when Harriet’s teacher performed a speech Harriet wrote in school at the age of thirteen. It was graduation day and the most important people in town came to watch. Her teacher read her speech aloud and everyone clapped really loudly. Harriet's dad clapped the loudest and he went to the teacher and asked him who wrote the speech and the teacher pointed at Harriet. Her father came running to her and gave her kisses and hugs. He bragged to his friends and said, “Can you all believe it? She is only thirteen!” Then he shook his head and said aloud, “If only she was born a boy.” Harriet didn’t mind because she realized that she could do something better than complaining about how her father wanted her to be a boy, she could write.

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Harriet’s old job was teaching at her sister’s (Catherine) girl school. When a year past Harriet and Catherine had to moved to the south with their parents so Catherine sold her school. When they were about to arrive Catherine had an idea to open up a girl collage in the south and Harriet worked their.

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s major accomplishment is that she wrote a book called, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. This important book explained how and why slavery was bad and that the idea of it was selfish. She wanted to write a book to explain this to others. She loved to read and write and this was a way for her to express her opinions and feelings about this topic.

Harriet Beecher Stowe believed at first that she could make slaves be free but she never knew how to make that happen until she wrote a book. Harriet impacted other people’s lives in a positive way. She has affected the world by writing a number one book which helped stop slavery. Harriet Beecher Stowe has affected my life because at first I thought slavery was nothing but when I read all about Harriet Beecher Stowe that nothing meant alot to me. I choose to research Harriet Beecher Stowe because I read a Who Was book and it really interested me. Harriet Beecher Stowe affected the world because she was the one who influenced president Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Harriet Beecher Stowe had an imagination that was something no other human had! While she was at church and her father was talking about how slavery was bad, Harriet was imagining this slave and these other two white men who were hurting him because they knew that he knew about a runaway slave. He would not tell them about this runaway slave so they kept punching him. Harriet knew his name was Uncle Tom but she did not know where this name came from so when she went home she kept imagining about this slave. Then she had an idea to write a book, and that’s how “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was born. This impacted me because I wanted to be a writer when I grow up and I did not know how to make the story be interesting and how to get the idea but when I read this I know now that it come to your imagination.




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