stowe, harriet beecher

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher [(stoh)]

A nineteenth-century American author best known for Uncle Tom's Cabin, a powerful novel that inflamed sentiment against slavery.

Note: During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln met Mrs. Stowe and is reputed to have said to her, “So you are the little woman who wrote the book that made this big war.”
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