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Harriet Beecher Stowe Ohioana Authors

Speak the name of Harriet Beecher Stowe and one’s thoughts immediately go to Uncle Tom's Cabin—one of the few works by a nineteenth-century American woman writer still read and taught in American universities today. Indeed, Stowe was one of the most influential women her age, and she created a character—Uncle Tom—who has proven to be both a symbol of righteousness and a symbol of scorn.