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Harriet Beecher Stowe

1811 — 1896

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin depicted life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the U.S. and Britain and made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Upon meeting Stowe, Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked, “So this is the little lady who started this great war!” (source: Wikipedia)

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