Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Exposed In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born on June 14, 1811, in Litchfield, CT. Her parents were Rev. Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Foote Beecher. She was the sixth of 11 children. The Beechers expected their children to change their world. Harriet believe her purpose in life was to write. Her most famous work exposed the truth about the greatest social injustice of her day.
When Stowe was only five years old her mother died. Her oldest sister name Catharine became an important maternal influence. Stowe started to write at age seven, she won a school essay contest earning approval from her father. Stowe started her formal education at Sarah Pierce’s academy. Which was one of the earliest to encourage girls to study academic subjects and not simply ornamental …show more content…

Uncle Tom’s cabin was a best-seller, selling 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week and in Great Britain 1.5 million copies got sold in one year. Uncle Tom’s Cabin changed the viewed of slavery. Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the one best seller in United States, Britain, Europe, and Asia, and it was translated into over 60 languages. Uncle Tom’s Cabin opens on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky as two enslaved people are sold to pay Shelby family debts Tom and Harry. Developing two plot lines the story focuses on a slave name Tom, a strong, religious man living with his wife and 3 young children. It is a really good book showing how slaves had to live to escape slavery.
Tensions between pro-slavery and antislavery forces continued to rise. In 1831, Nat turner lead the bloodiest slave revolt in the history of the United States, killing 60 whites and resulting in the death of over 100 blacks. Nat Turner was a black American slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion in history. Spreading terror throughout the white South, his action set off a new wave of slaves and stiffened in the region until the American Civil War. He was born on the Virginia plantation of Benjamin Turner, who teach him how to read, write, and tough him about

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