Uncle Tom’s Cabin


In 2013 The Library of Congress exhibited a showcase called “Books That Shaped America,” in which featured 88 books that defined American history from the time of the 1880s through the early 2000s. These books often defied society’s standard and unveiled the evil and corrupt ways of life. These books helped pave the way to the future and shape our nation into what it is now. One of the many books that helped define America’s history is “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The book was written in attempt to show light to the cruelty of slavery and fight against new fugitive slave laws. However, the book found itself amongst banned books as it was denounced as abolitionist propaganda in the South. The book revealed the unjust cruelty in America and helped pave the way to one of the most significant events in history.

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Illustration of a prayer meeting in Uncle Tom’s Cabin


Harriet Beecher Stowe meets Abraham Lincoln by John Keay

Works Cited

Chadwick, Jocelyn A. “Huckleberry Finn vs. Uncle Tom’s Cabin as Antislavery Novels.” Critical Insights: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Dec. 2016, pp. 81–95. EBSCOhost,searcj.ebscohost.com/login.aspxdirect=true&db=lkh&AN=1



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