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Uncle Tom's Cabin Lesson Plan

About the Author

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born Harriet Elizabeth Beecher on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. The daughter of a Congregationalist minister, she was driven throughout her life by her deep Christian faith. Harriet was the sixth of eight children born to Lyman and Roxana Beecher; when she was five, her mother died, and her father later remarried a woman with whom he had three more children. Lyman Beecher was devoted to the education of his family, who often read books and studied Scripture together; later in her childhood, Stowe attended the Litchfield Female Academy, one of the best schools for girls in the nation at the time. She changed schools when her older sister, Catharine,...

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