Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Book the Fueled the Start of the Civil war

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nd Josiah Henson, a black slave who lived and worked on a 3,700 acre tobacco plantation in North Bethesda, Maryland, is recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and for his work in the Underground Railroad. He rose to international fame after Harriet Beecher Stowe acknowledged his memoirs as a source for her 1852 anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. It was Henson's life experiences that inspired Ms. Stowe's creation of the character Uncle Tom in her 1852 outcry against slavery. Henson escaped slavery in 1830 by fleeing to the Province of Upper Canada (now Ontario), where he helped other fugitive slaves arrive and become self-sufficient, and where he wrote his memoirs. Many feel that Uncle Tom's Cabin helped lay the groundwork for the Civi War. Stowe was a teacher and active abolitionist who was born in Connecticut. The book focuses on a long-suffering black slave named Uncle Tom, but the stories of other slaves as well as slave owners are introduced - revolving around Uncle Tom. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century, and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 to July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) depicted life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom and made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Upon meeting Stowe, Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked, "So you're the little lady who started this great war!"

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