Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, an author, and a playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north toward freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, a scathing antislavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War.
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