: Dated to the mid-1930s, this is a photograph of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House located at 2950 Gilbert Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was a prolific author and abolitionist. She moved to Cincinnati to stay with her father, Reverend Lyman Beecher, a prominent religious leader, and his large family, a prolific group of religious leaders, educators, writers and antislavery and women's rights advocates. Harriet lived there during her formative years which later led her to write the best-selling novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin, " a fictionalized account of the pain slavery imposed on its victims and of the difficult struggles of slaves to escape and travel via the Underground Railroad to freedom in the northern states or Canada. At the time this photograph was taken, the home was being used as an inn. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is an Ohio History Connection site managed locally by the Friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896; Abolitionists; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Women authors Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)