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Harriet Beecher Stowe got the North to turn against slavery with publishing the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It illustrates the life of a slaves and the many hardships that they had to bear. This was very fascinating because it was hard to believe that the book had impacted so many people in the North to a point that they actually wanted to abolish slavery. Some might even say that it was the cause to the outbreak of the Civil War.(1) Abraham Lincoln even once greeted her saying ""So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war."(2) It was also interesting to find out that even with growing up with slaves she still felt this way. Why you chose this person?
Harriet Beecher published the famous book Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. This book helped to open the eyes of many people in the United states. The book is about the dangers of when slaves escape and why they are searching for freedom. (4) Many read this and it even brought some to tears (Queen Victoria cried after reading it). With this she also continued her fights against slavery. She also continued to be an abolitionist and hoped to one see freedom for African Americans. Her Reasoning for Acting Harriet Beecher Stowe Impacts of her Actions

Uncle Tom's Cabin showed the abuse and pain that slaves had gone through. The book touched the hearts of many northerners. It even went so far to the fact that it turned the entire Northern part of the country to be against slavery. Not only did it impact the United States, It also affected people in England. Stowe said, "That England had made some strides since the “less enlightened days” in their treatment of an “oppressed race.”(5) It also was the first action that later led to letting the North win the war and finally giving slaves their freedom.
She published a book called Uncle Tom’s Cabin which started a revolution that slavery should be ended. She wanted to show the true points of slavery and how it was occurring. She wanted to impact many people by writing this to let them to become more informed about the lives of slaves .She felt it was wrong and it was wrong that all people were not being treated equally. She thought that our country should recognize the things they we said we would do. The Declaration of Independence said,"All men and women are created equal." The slaves were clearly not being treated as equals. So, she wanted to spread the knowledge of what was going wrong in the country and what she could do to stop it. (3) She felt slavery was morally and physically wrong and because of this She felt that slavery was a despicable action and that should be abolished. Action made by Her Works Cited 1."Uncle Tom's Cabin - the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center." 2009. 26 Apr. 2013 <http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/utc/>
2."The National and International Impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin." 2009. 26 Apr. 2013 <http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/utc/impact.shtml>
3."Welcome to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center." 2002. 26 Apr. 2013 <http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/>
4. "Uncle Tom's Cabin - the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center." 2009. 26 Apr. 2013 <http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/utc/>
5. "Featured Primary Sources | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of ..." 2012. 26 Apr. 2013 <http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/national-expansion-and-reform-1815-1860/slavery-and-anti-slavery/primary-sources>

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