Writing Women

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Pejepscot History Center

While living in Brunswick in 1851, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin," credited with helping to spur on abolitionists and the Civil War.

The book sold 10,000 copies in its first week.

During her career, Stowe wrote more than 30 books, all while being a wife and a mother to seven children.

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