What impact did Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe have on American history?
"So you're the little lady who started this great big war," Abraham Lincoln is reported to have said upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe , referring to her 1852 novel, and the role it had played in the beginning of the War Between the States in 1861. Stowe wrote the novel, which was a vicious attack on the institution of slavery, slaveowners, and their overseers, as a reaction to/protest of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which...
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