Why The Evils Of Slavery Exposed In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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During Lincoln’s presidency, issues concerning the slaves intensified sectionalism in the country. Uncle Tom’s Cabin a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe in the mid 1800s exposed slavery life in the south for what it truly was. Its impact on the people was tremendous because the novel showed white advocates of anti-slavery the evils of slavery. Both Stowe and Riis proved their point by showing more insight on a topic that the citizens did not know about. Progressives sought to fix the city life issues by creating a sanitary reform which would improve the public and social health conditions in cities and the first step to fix this issue was to clean the streets and the homes of the people. One of the ways in which they did this was through education.
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