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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Name at birth: Harriet Elizabeth BeecherHarriet Beecher Stowe was an American reformer and writer whose novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) is a classic of 19th century anti-slavery literature. From an ac…

Brewer's: Stowe

(1 syl.). The fair majestic paradise of Stowe (Thomson: Autumn). The principal seat of the Duke of Buckingham. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Stowe Nine Chu…

Catherine Beecher Biography

Catherine Beecher Writer and educator Born: 1800 Beecher was a pioneer in health and physical education for American girls and women. She developed a widely used system of calisthenics that wa…

Philemon BEECHER

BEECHER, Philemon, a Representative from Ohio; born in Kent, Litchfield County, Conn., in 1775; received a classical education; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Lanc…

Silas STOW

STOW, Silas, a Representative from New York; born in Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., December 21, 1773; attended the common schools; studied law, but never practiced; moved to Lowville, L…

Harriet Tubman

Name at birth: Araminta RossHarriet Tubman helped hundreds of American slaves escape along the secret route to freedom known as the Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War. Born a slav…

Harriet Quimby Biography

Harriet Quimbyaviator Born: 1875Birthplace: Michigan Harriet’s earliest years were shadowy until the family surfaced in the San Francisco area. Harriet started out as an actress but a t…

Harriet Hardy Biography

Harriet Hardyspecialist in occupational medicineBorn: 9/23/1906Birthplace: Arlington, Massachusetts An advocate for the control of industrial hazards, Hardy was brought up in New Jersey and ed…

Harriet Miers

On 27 October 2005, Harriet Ellan Miers withdrew her name from consideration for the U.S. Supreme Court. President George W. Bush had nominated her earlier that same month to replace retiring justice …