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Uncle Tom's Cabin: The powerful anti-slavery novel, with bonus material: 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Uncle Tom's Cabin: The powerful anti-slavery novel, with bonus material: 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

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Published in 1852, the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause and laying the groundwork for the Civil War.

Stowe, a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitioni
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Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. It made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North. It angered and embittered the South. The impact is summed up in a commonly quoted statement apocryphally attributed to Abraham Lin...more