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  1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin By Dani

  2. The Book • Written and published by Harriet Beecher Stowe, an American author, social reformer, and abolitionist • First published in 1851 in an anti-slavery newspaper called The National Era, • Published in the form of a book in 1852 Image retrieved: http://novakeo.com/?p=7451

  3. Summary of the Book • Uncle Tom sold by the Shelby’s because they need money • While on the slave boat headed down the Mississippi he saves a white girl, befriends her and is bought by her Father • Girl dies, Father murdered before he can free Tom and sold to Simon Legree • Tom is treated horribly and beaten, eventually leading to his death Image Retrieved: http://www.sonofthesouth.net/slavery/african-american-art/uncle-tom-cabin-topsy.htm

  4. Contribution to the Civil War • Helped the abolitionist movement by making many Northerners realize the reality of slavery and the cruelty of the Fugitive Slave Law • Lead to many perceived stereotypes of blacks throughout America • Outraged Southerners and slave owners, many claimed the novel to be criminal and slanderous

  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe • Stowe was born in1811 and died in1896 • She had 3 sisters and 5 brothers • She married to Calvin Ellis Stowe in 1836 • She first encountered slaver in Cincinnati in 1832 • Had a servant girl who she thought was a freed slave until her previous owner started hunting for her, her brother drove the girl to a friend’s house overnight to hide

  6. Bibliography • Merriman, C.D. (2007). Harriet beecherstowe-biography and works. Retrieved from http://www.online-literature.com/stowe/ • Liberton, D. (1996). Stowe's uncle tom's cabin. Retrieved from http://bradley.bradley.edu/~dlb/dlstowe.html