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Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 July 1, 1896) was an 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 American 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, it is claimed that he said, "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!"

the other world
It lies around us like a cloud,
A world we do not see;
Yet the sweet closing of an ey... [read poem]
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