Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe was born June 14, 1811 – died July 1, 1896.  Stowe was a white American abolitionist and novelist, whose Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. It made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the North. It angered and embittered the South. The impact is summed up in a commonly quoted statement apocryphally attributed to Abraham Lincoln when he met Stowe, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!”


Original Harriet Beecher Stowe Autograph signed on a fly leaf. Typed above Autograph: The Author’s Autograph, written specially for this edition a few months before her death. Approx. size 5 1/8 x 8 8 3/4 inches. Dated January 7th 1896 Regular Price – $ 1999.99 / Sale Price – $ 1198.00.

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