updated: 29/04/2003

old-age: Harriet

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, published in 1852, attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the US and Britain. In writing the book, she drew on her personal experience; she was familiar with slavery, the antislavery movement, and the underground railroad, having aided runaway slaves after the passage of the ‘Fugitive Slave Law’. Kitty Winn played Harriet Beecher Stowe in ‘Harriet’, an episode of NET Playhouse in the mid-1960s.

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