Harriet Beecher Stowe had seven brothers, all pastors, all staunch abolitionists who used their pulpits to condemn slavery. Harriet was just as passionate in her opposition to slavery as they were. What could she, a wife and mother of six children do? In 1850 her brother Edward’s wife, Isabella, wrote her a letter challenging her; “Hatty, if I could use a pen as you can, I would write something that would make this whole nation feel what an accursed thing slavery is.” Harriet accepted the challenge! With her words, she changed the way the world thought. By writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe changed American history. When President Abraham Lincoln invited her to the White House he took her hand and said, “So, this is the little lady who made this big war.” Authors note: This short eBook, about a 30-45 minute read, begins with Harriet’s early life growing up in Connecticut, her marriage to Calvin Stowe in Cincinnati, Ohio and the events that lead her to write the book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.