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How was Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe used in the slavery abolition movement?

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The popularity of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin helped galvanize the slavery abolition movement just prior to the Civil War. The novel focused on the impact of slavery on individuals, adding a personal element to the national conversation about the political and economic impacts of abolishing slavery. It provided perspective on the experiences of enslaved families and mothers to free white readers who may not have...

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