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Harriet elisabeth beecher stowe (/stoʊ/ june 14, 1811 - july 1, 1896) was an american abolitionist and author she came from the beecher family, a famous religious family. The narrator in uncle tom's cabin is able to present the inner thoughts of all characters and does so frequently we also follow the adventures of multiple harriet beecher stowe had a specific moral aim: to encourage the american public in the north to see slavery in its true light and demand abolition. About harriet beecher stowe: harriet elizabeth beecher stowe was an american author and abolitionist, whose novel uncle tom's cabin (1852) attacked the c discover new books on goodreads see if your friends have read any of harriet beecher stowe's books. (free audio book) uncle tom's cabin by harriet beecher stowe, read by john greenman harriet beecher stowe's book is a moral story which strives to consider and even explain the dark side of humanitythe story starts when arthur shelby decides to raise money by selling two of his slaves in.