The first American novel to sell over a million copies. By calling attention to the issue of slavery, it has become a part of our country’s literary and historical heritage.
Stowe was an abolitionist and the author of the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Upon meeting her, Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe: (June 14, 1811- July 1, 1896)