Harret Beecher Stowe

Harret Beecher Stowe

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  • I see the Fugitive Slave act as a "nighmare abomination"
  • No more slavery!!
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Extra! Extra! Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is a total sensation; selling more than 300,000 copies
  • Stowe called the Fugitive Slave Act a "nightmare abomination"
  • Stowe strongly opposed slavery, but for some time she didn't know how she could help end it; A while later she got some inspiration from her children and husband, she developed an antislavery story called "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
  • A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published in 1852 and quickly became a sensation, selling more than 300,000 copies in the 1st year
  • To counter the accusations,  Stowe published "A Key to  Uncle Tom's Cabin", which presented the Original Facts and Documents upon Which is Based
  • In 1896, at the age of 85, Stowe died; Her famous book been adapted into plays and songs, and remains a widely read novel from the Civil War Era
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