Anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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What was it?

An anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1852. The novel instantly became a best seller and over 300,000 copies were sold in the US..

What did it do?

The novel spread anti-slavery sentiment further across the North, and anti-abolitionist sentiment faster across the South.


Considered by many historians to have laid the groundwork and motives of the North for the Civil War. It was a very emotional book and heavily changed opinions over slavery and helped develop the North’s further hate of slavery.

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