Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe tells the story of the writer’s life in Cincinnati, Ohio and how a series of life-changing experiences contributed to her best-selling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Beecher-Stowe lived in Cincinnati between 1832 and 1850, and just after her move back east to Maine, she adapted her Ohio observations into America's most influential novel.
Historic sites depicted in the film include the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati, the John Rankin House in Ripley, Ohio, the Marshall Key House in Old Washington, Kentucky, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and the General Harrison Canal Boat at the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency in Piqua, Ohio.
As Joan Hedrick says in the film, "When Harriet came to Cincinnati she was a New Englander. When she left, she was an American."
♦ Extended Interview Comments
♦ Filmmakers' Commentary
♦ Film Series Teasers & Trailers
♦ English Subtitles for Hearing Impaired
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