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  • If only the world would know how cruel slavery was.
  • Civil War
  • 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes the best-selling book "Uncle Tom's Cabin". She was inspired when she lost her son and learned that many slaves were pulled away from their mothers as well. She felt empathy for these slaves thus writing "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
  • Lincoln for President!
  • Why would someone ever do something like that to another human! Lincoln will surely help stop these absurd actions!
  • Hopefully!
  • 1856 Soon after publishing "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Harriet published another novel, "Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp". Although it did not gain as much popularity as her previous novel, it still raised awareness about the cruelty of slavery boiling up the "pot" even more.
  • So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.
  • 1857 Harriet Beecher Stowe met with others who were against slavery at the Parker House Hotel. Interested in explaining Sojourner Truth's story, Stowe contributed in starting the Atlantic magazine.
  • 1860 "Uncle Toms Cabin" helped to create the political climate for the election and candidacy of Abe Lincoln. This was because people who read it became inclined to vote for Lincoln as Lincoln was against spreading slavery (eventually against slavery in general).
  • 1862 Stowe meets Lincoln at the White House in Washington, D.C. According to legend Lincoln tells Stowe, "so you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war." He says this as "Uncle Tom's Cabin" influenced many people to get involved in the abolitionist movement and cause greater tensions between the North and South.
  • 1869 Stowe and her sister Catherine publish "The American Woman's Home", a manual arguing for the respect and recognition of women's domestic work. Even after her success as an abolitionist Harriet continues by fighting for woman's rights.
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