Harriet Beecher Stowe Life Timeline

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In History
  • Family

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was born into a very religious family on June 14, 1811. Her father was a religious leader. As well as that her 7 brothers grew up to be ministers.
  • Education

    Stowe was schooled at Pierce Academy. She was taught by her older sister. Stowe also became a teacher there later in her career.
  • Carrer at age 25

    Carrer at age 25
    In 1832, she moved to Connecticut. She became president of Lane Theological Seminary. There, she taught at another school her sister founded.
  • Love Life

    Love Life
    In 1836, Stowe met Calvin Stowe. That same year they got married. They had 7 children together.
  • Stowe's Beliefs

    Stowe's Beliefs
    Stowe became an abolitionist in 1838. She was very much against slavery. She participated in the underground railroad.
  • Taking Action

    Taking Action
    In 1850 the fugitive slave law was passed. It created distress in abolitionist and free black communities. She decided to express her feelings about this matter.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Stowe began to compose "Uncle Tom's Cabin" later that year. She objected to the fugitive slave law, and after she witnessed how brutal slavery was she also wrote about that. She sought to humanize slavery.
  • Effect of Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Effect of Uncle Tom's Cabin
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published in 1851. The publication caused more Northerners to seek the end of slavery. The book angered the Southerners because some people claimed to treat their slaves as family.
  • Stowe and Calvin Career

    Stowe and Calvin Career
    Stowe and Calvin moved to Andover, Massachusetts in 1853. Calvin got a job teaching there. He taught at Andover Theological Seminary
  • End of Life

    End of Life
    Stowe moved back to Hartford, Connecticut in 1864. At this point she had written and published 30 books. She spent the rest of her life there
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    Summary of Harriets Life

    Born into a religious family on June 14, 1811. She was was a student and became a teacher at Pierce Academy. She moved to Connecticut in 1832 and taught at another school her sister founded. She met married and had 7 children with Calvin Stowe in 1836. She wrote and published Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1850. The book caused problems in the North and South. Stowe and calvin moved to Massachusetts in 1853 then to Hartford Connecticut where they lived until Stowe passed away at age 85.