Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

~Young mother in Cincinnati~Met fugitive enslaved people~Her father preached in favor of the colonization movement.~She wittnessed and heard stories from former enslaved people and employed fugitives in her home. She found out that the employed slave was a runaway and helped free her. ~Educated northerners about slavery (See citations for this text)

Outline of Uncle Tom's Cabin

- Published in 1852- Illustrates slavery's effect on families and emphasises what is like to be enslaved-Sparked outrage in the south. -Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote another book to answer the people who critizied her work. It was called "A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin.-The Fugitive Slave law, passed in 1850, could hardly be enforced by any of the people who read Stowe's books.

Note ~ This is the direct text from https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/utc/.When the novel begins, Eliza's husband George Harris, unaware of Harry's danger, has already escaped, planning to later purchase his family's freedom. To protect her son, Eliza runs away, making a dramatic escape over the frozen Ohio River with Harry in her arms. Eventually the Harris family is reunited and journeys north to Canada.Tom protects his family by choosing not to run away so the others may stay together. Sold south, he meets Topsy, a young, black girl whose mischievous behavior hides her pain; Eva, the angelic, young, white girl whose death moved Victorians to tears; charming, elegant but passive St. Clare; and finally, cruel, violent Simon Legree. Tom's deep faith gives him an inner strength that frustrates his enemies as he moves toward his fate in Louisiana.The novel ends when both Tom and Eliza escape slavery: Eliza and her family reach Canada; but Tom's freedom comes with death. Simon Legree, Tom's third and final master, has Tom whipped to death for refusing to deny his faith or betray the hiding place of two fugitive women.

Why was this book so important to history?

Uncle Tom's Cabin was the Civil War because Stowe got the word out about how cruel slavery was, which made northerners become very upset. The northern abolitionists were so mad about the cruel ways slaves were treated, that they started a war against the south.

Citations

https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/utc/http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2958.htmlhttp://www.historynet.com/uncle-toms-cabinhttp://www.google.comhttp://www.teachertube.comUnited States History Book

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Facts about Uncle Tom's Cabin

More InformationHarriet Beecher Stowe wrote this book because she was upset with how the slaves were treated. She let the world know what was actually happening with the slaves so Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Slavery was going on and abolitionists were trying to get rid of this sin. This event led to the Civil war because abolitionists and brand new abolitionists were outraged with how slaves were treated, causing war between America.

"...the enslaving of the African race is a clear violation of the great law which commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves" -Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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