“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women”
–Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe was born this day in 1811, she would be 201 years old today.
Stowe was a social activist and writer.
She wrote over 30 books covering a wide range of genres (from biographies to children’s books and how-to books on homemaking) but she is best remembered for her best selling Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin was originally published in installments in the National Era, a weekly antislavery journal, starting in June of 1851. In 1852 it came out as a book which was published in two volumes. It was internationally well received and has been translated into 60 languages (including, if one is to believe Rogers and Hammerstein, Siamese.)
Visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s site to learn more.