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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

(Encyclopedia) Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811–96, American novelist and humanitarian, b. Litchfield, Conn. With her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, she stirred the conscience of…

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…

Stowe, Calvin Ellis

(Encyclopedia) Stowe, Calvin Ellis stō [key], 1802–86, American educator, b. Natick, Mass., grad. Bowdoin College, 1824, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1828; husband of Harriet…

Beecher, Henry Ward

(Encyclopedia) Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813–87, American Congregational preacher, orator, and lecturer, b. Litchfield, Conn.; son of Lyman Beecher and brother of Harriet Beecher…

Beecher, Lyman

(Encyclopedia) Beecher, Lyman, 1775–1863, American Presbyterian clergyman, b. New Haven, Conn., grad. Yale, 1797. In 1799 he became pastor at East Hampton, N.Y. While serving (1810–26)…

Stowe

(Encyclopedia) Stowe stō [key], resort town (1990 pop. 2,450), Lamoille co., N central Vt.; settled 1794, inc. 1896. It is surrounded by mountains, including Mt. Mansfield, Vermont…

Stow

(Encyclopedia) Stow stō [key], city (1990 pop. 27,702), Summit co., NE Ohio, a suburb of Akron; settled 1802, inc. as a city 1960. Chiefly residential, it has some light industry.

Hicks, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Hicks, Thomas, 1823–90, American portrait painter, b. Newtown, Pa. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and abroad, where he lived for several years.…

Bailey, Gamaliel

(Encyclopedia) Bailey, Gamaliel, 1807–59, American abolitionist editor, b. Mt. Holly, N.J. In 1837 he succeeded James Birney as editor and publisher of the Philanthropist at…