Uncle Tom 's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe

1008 WordsJan 26, 20165 Pages
In the 1800’s,a horrible sin of slavery took America by storm. Africans were brought to the United States as slaves. They were sold like animals, separated from their families, and forced to work for wealthy white men. They underwent torture, famine, and verbal abuse, the sole reason for their mistreatment being their skin color. Movements were made, protests held, but what no one was expecting was a short white lady by the name of Harriet Beecher Stowe to make the change that no one had yet achieved. In times of disagreement and discrimination, people search for ways to make change. Harriet Beecher Stowe did so through a work of literature known to many as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Uncle Tom’s Cabin focused on the horrors of slavery in the 1800’s. Stowe believed that slavery was a horrible sin against God and decided to write the book in hopes that it would change people’s views on the issue(Carlson). Uncle Tom 's Cabin contributed to changing America through societal, legal, and educational factors. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born into a family of preachers on June 14th, 1811, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the seventh of thirteen children(Carlson). All seven of her brothers became ministers. Stowe however knew from the very beginning that her purpose in life was to write(Carlson). Harriet Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin led to societal change in America in three ways. For one, she set an example for women everywhere. In the 1800’s, women writers had to change their pen names if they
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