This daughter of a Calvinist preacher was born in
Litchfield, Connecticut, and brought up in Puritanism. Her
inspiration is blended with romanticism and religiously
rationalized justice. Her first book, The Mayflower, was
published in 1843.
It was in Cincinnati, after
she had married in 1836 Calvin E. Stowe, a professor at her
father's theological seminary, that Harriet Elisabeth
Beecher, alias Harriet Beecher Stowe, met her first fugitive
She learned about the life in the South
from her own visits there, which alltogether brought her to
write her famous novel.