Definition of Harriet Beecher Stowe from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Harriet Beecher Stowe

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(1811-96) a US writer whose best-known work, Uncle Tom's Cabin, increased support in the northern states for the movement to free the slaves in the South. She wrote 16 books, including several about life in New England, such as The Minister's Wooing (1859) and Old Town Folks (1869).