The oldest daughter, Catherine opened the Hartford Female Seminary in Hartford Connecticut to give young women a more improved education. Isabella, the youngest daughter, found the NWSA (National Woman’s Suffrage Association) along with Susan B. Anthony and Cady Stanton in 1869. All seven brothers, James, Thomas, Henry Ward, Edward, William Henry, Charles, and George grown to all be ministers. Harriet, along with the rest of her family, made an extensive impact on the belief of equality at the time where slavery divided our country. In october 1832, when Stowe was 21 years old, she moved with family to Cincinnati.
Beecher's visits to plantations confirmed her disdain for slavery. In 1836, Beecher married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a seminary professor (Compton's). Upon moving to Brunswick, Me. , in 1850, Stowe was challenged by her sister-in-law to "write something that would make this whole nation feel what an accursed thing slavery is!" The answer to the challenge was Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly', which appeared in 1851 to 1852, in an anti-slavery paper called "National Era."
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Harriet drew on her passionate anger at this unjust law, the death of her child and the personal accounts of former slaves to write her novel. The first installment of Uncle Tom 's Cabin appeared on June 5, 1851 in the anti-slavery newspaper, The National Era. “Stowe enlisted friends and family to send her information and she scoured freedom narratives and anti-slavery newspapers for first hand accounts as she composed her story” (Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 2015). In 1852, the series was published as a two volume book. Uncle Tom 's Cabin was a best seller in the United States, Britain, Europe, Asia, and translated into over 60 languages.
All seven sons became minister, the oldest daughter pioneered women’s education, and the youngest daughter founded the National Women’s Suffrage Association. It's very appropriate to say that Stowe was born into a family of innovators. Primarily, one of Stowe's largest influence in her abolitionist ideas was her brother, Henry Ward Beecher, who was "already an outspoken abolitionist"; by the 1850s, he would become the "driving force" for Free Soil movement in banning slavery in Kansas. Although this was a significant influence, Stowe decided to write the novel after visiting Cincinnati; she wrote several short stories of all the monstrosities and mistreatments of slaves she witnessed and heard of. She finally combined these short stories and published Uncle... ... middle of paper ... ...1854. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plantation.htm (accessed December 12, 2013).
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Stowe and her husband both shared a belief in abolition (Bio.com). While living in Maine, Harriet Beecher Stowe began to write her most famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The first installment of this novel was published in the National Era in 1851. It was eventually published as a novel in 1852. This novel quickly became a bestseller, capturing the Nation’s attention, with more than three-hundred-thousand copies sold within the first year of publication.
Evangeline is introduced in the work when Uncle Tom rescued her from drowning. After this she begs her father to buy Uncle Tom who later spends most of his time with her. Simon Legree a slave owner who not only tries to demoralize Uncle Tom and break his belief, but also represents the antagonist projecting evils such as abandoning his sickly mother and sexually exploiting Cassy. Other characters are Mr. Shelby a kind slave owner and Tom's master in Kentucky. Mrs. Shelby represents the religious and kind woman and wife of that... ... middle of paper ... ...raged them to change their life for better.
she then became a traveling speaker on the abolitionist circuit.” She helped slaves escape through the underground railroad and wrote frequently for anti- slavery newspapers, earning her a reputation as the mother of African American journalism” (poetryfoundation.org, 2014). Frances Harper got married in 1860. Her and her husband had one daughter of their own named Mary, and he brought three children of his own into the marriage. Frances continued to take care of her family after the death of her husband died four years after their marriage. To help her through the death of her husband, he did speaking managements.”she was superintendent of the colored section of Philadelphia and Pennsylvani... ... middle of paper ... ...sm=~oF0IjawSkqsIhJ Frances E.W.
She helped support her family financially by writing local and religious periodicals. Harriet began writing when she was young, beginning with poems, travel books, and children’s books, and eventually writing adult novels. Her first adult novel that she wrote and published was Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, after the Fugitive Slave Law was passed. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a controversial book that Harriet wrote on her feelings of slavery.