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Henry Ward Beecher

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• Abolitionists
Harriet Beecher Stowe
• Uncle Tom's Cabin

Definition: preacher who made a name also as a leader of the abolitionist movement. He advocated violence as a means to achieve abolition. In this respect, guns wielded by abolitionists were sometimes called "Beecher's Bibles." His daughter, Harriet Beecher, became famous for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Good details on the life of the abolitionist leader, including primary sources.

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