Harriet Beecher Stowe rocketed to celebrity with the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), selling 300,000 copies during its first year in print.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Papers
Howell, William R. (Photographer), [Portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe], New York: [ca. 1870], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 20, 2023, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4181