Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American prolific writer and social activist,a woman who wrote about the horrors of slavery before the Civil War. Stowe's works, dealing with New England in the late 1700s and early 1800s, are important for anyone who wants to understand the American past. These include “The minister Wooling”, “The pearl of Orr’s Island” and “Oldtown Fireside stories”, a collection of stories. They present everyday life of the New England village, and make clear the positive and negative aspects of Puritanism. Stowe was an intense though modest woman who would devote her life to education and good, honest, and compassionate works for others, so it will not leave you indifferent. Enjoy the reading.