“When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can’t go on, hold on— for that’s just the place and the time that the tide will turn.”
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
About Harriet Beecher Stowe
American author Harriet Beecher Stowe is known for her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement. When she met Abe Lincoln in 1862, he said, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!” She was born in Connecticut in 1811. Her brother, Henry Ward Beecher, became a renowned minister. After an unusually thorough education for a woman of the time, she began her career when she won a magazine prize contest. She died in 1896.