Uncle Toms Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Toms Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Book Summary

Although the American anti-slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself, Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) galvanized public opinion as nothing had before. The book sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 in its first year. Its vivid dramatization of slaverys cruelties so aroused readers that is said that Abraham Lincoln told Stowe her work h

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