Review Of Uncle Tom's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe

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To answer the essay question I would say I agree with Abraham Lincoln’s comment upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe during the American Civil War that she was “the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war?”. The book in my opinion helped create great social change. In the book it allows us as readers to imagine horrible visions of all the struggles slaves endured other than just the beatings, it is very hard to not feel bad for the slaves. I feel the book was successful mostly because it made she made an emotional impact and put faces to the slave in the readers mind. Using the character of George Harris, Stowe gives actual views of slave she also brought to view the inhuman break down of families of the whole business of slavery. In her book one mother Eliza escapes the south by crossing the icy Ohio River for the safety of her child while another Cassy kills her own baby rather than force her child to endure the harsh slave life. Last Lucy, commits suicide when her ten month old son is sold away from…show more content…
And there’s no denying that the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin had helped opposition to slavery come into the political mainstream in the North. So while it would be an exaggeration to say that Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel directly caused the Civil War, there’s no doubt that Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by helping to shape public opinion in the 1850s, was indeed a factor leading to the war. The publication of Uncle Tom 's Cabin coupled with the offensive and invasive nature of the Fugitive Slave Act 1850, changed northerners so they could no longer view slavery with a disconnected view. Slavery was no longer a Southern issue that had no impact on the life of those in the north. I feel this is a strong point supporting the famous quote of little woman that started the Great

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