Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Published in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel was a powerful indictment of slavery in America. Describing the many trials and eventual escape to freedom of the long-suffering, good-hearted slave Uncle Tom, it aimed to show how Christian love can overcome any human cruelty.

The book would be a major contributor to the Civil War because its compelling portrayal of slaves as fellow human beings left little room for compromise: if slaves were indeed human, then no justification for slavery was possible.

“Uncle Tom's Cabin is the most powerful and enduring work of art ever written about American slavery.” - Alfred Kazin