This 1853 non-fiction companion to the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) provides documentary evidence supporting the novel's realistic depiction of slavery as a cruel and evil institution. The subtitle says it all: "Presenting the Original Facts and Documents upon Which the Story Is Founded, Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work." Like the novel itself, the Key generated a storm of controversy in the North and South alike.
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About the Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was an American abolitionist and author. Her Uncle Tom’s Cabin, as both a novel and a play, reached millions and was responsible for solidifying anti-slavery sentiments in the years leading up to the Civil War. Lincoln called her the little lady who started a great war.
Date of Birth:June 14, 1811
Date of Death:July 1, 1896
Place of Birth:Litchfield, Connecticut
Place of Death:Hartford, Connecticut