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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…

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 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 …

Ask Harriet

FoxSpring Midseason ReplacementThursday 8:30–9:00 p.m.Cast: Anthony Tyler Quinn, Ed Asner, Lisa Waltz, Patrick Y. Malone, Damien Leake and Jamie Renee Smith After he's fired from his pos…

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…

Robert Beecher HOWELL

Senate Years of Service: 1923-1933Party: RepublicanHOWELL, Robert Beecher, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., January 21, 1864; attended the public schools; graduat…

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…