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254: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin—the Historical Fiction Novel That Led President Lincoln to Allegedly Remark to Her That She was the Lady Who Launched the War Between the States

Born: 14 June 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States of America

Died: 1 July 1896, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Harriet was an advocate for women’s rights, religious temperance, and educational reform.

In fourteen years with her husband she gave birth to six children (including one set of twins) and they adopted one more for seven children overall.

Harriet was often sick and depressed over the loss of one of her children from cholera.

In her later years she lost three more adult children (one of them an alcoholic War veteran who disappeared without a trace in 1870) and a nephew who died in the Indian Wars.

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Revolutionary Women by Peter Pauper Press

Historical Heartthrobs by Kelly Murphy

After the Fact by Owen Hurd

America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins

Uppity Women Speak Their Minds by Vicki Leon

Who Knew? Women in History: Questions That Will Make You Think Again by Sarah Herman

The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes, and Female Firsts by Becca Anderson

Legends & Lies: The Civil War by Bill O'Reilly and David Fisher

Victoria Woodhull's Sexual Revolution: Political Theatre and the Popular Press in Nineteenth Century America by Amanda Frisken

Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored by Mary Gabriel