Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

by Liz Sonneborn
     
 

Harriet Beecher Stowe is best known for the antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Uncle Tom's Cabin was written in reaction to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, a law that made it illegal to assist escaped slaves. Drawing on personal observations and stories told to her by runaway slaves and Southern friends, Stowe penned a story that epitomized the evils of human

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Harriet Beecher Stowe is best known for the antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Uncle Tom's Cabin was written in reaction to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, a law that made it illegal to assist escaped slaves. Drawing on personal observations and stories told to her by runaway slaves and Southern friends, Stowe penned a story that epitomized the evils of human bondage and exposed the public to the devastating effects of slavery. Stowe's gripping novel was the second best-selling book of the nineteenth century, outselling every book but the Bible. Celebrated and hated, Uncle Tom's Cabin whipped up a furor in both the abolitionist North and the slaveholding South and propelled the divided nation further down the path to civil war. Harriet Beecher Stowe describes the transformation of a woman who once was too shy to use her own name in print into a catalyst for one of the greatest military conflicts in U.S. history and a leader of the Civil War era.

From ex-slaves and abolitionists to military leaders and presidents, Leaders of the Civil War Era presents a full picture of some of the most important figures who lived during this tumultuous time in U.S. history. Each volume is a key resource for students and general readers who want to know more about the people who shaped our country into what it is today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604133028
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Leaders of the Civil War Era Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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