Friday Fun Facts: The Book That Changed the History of Slavery

On this day in 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published. Fugitive slave laws had recently been tightened, inspiring Harriet Beecher Stowe to write her classic, anti-slavery book. The book sold 300,000 copies in three months. It helped shape the way Americans thought of slavery. When Stowe met President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, it is reported that he said, “So this is the little lady who made this big war.”

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Posted on March 20, 2015, in fiction, Fun Facts, history, inspiration, nonfiction, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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