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Civil War Cause: Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Kayla Wollschlager

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of Civil War Cause: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin Why it was a cause of the war Controversy over the book Controversial? Book Basis Bitterly denounced in the South The book was based on real stories Caused war because... Personalized economic and political arguments
inspired people
willing to fight for the country they wanted Focuses in the novel How the powerful message was created Reactions to the novel Her purpose of the novel portray evils of slavery

help americans relate Kayla Wollschlager
Iris Burbank Harriet Beecher Stowe Attacked by anti-slavery advocates Very powerful message people could relate to Sold over 300,000 copies in the first year and translated into over 60 languages Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896 Wrote many other types of books Sixth of eleven children portrayed the business of slavery
separation of families due to trafficking
different treatment from masters Changes to society shaped public opinion

changed from abstract concern to emotional http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/ Works Cited http://history1800s.about.com/od/civilwar/f/Uncle-Toms-Cabin-and-the-Civil-War.htm Some states it was actually illegal to own the book In contact with abolitionists and former slaves Characters seemed genuine, created a lasting effect Some real facts in the book Opinions on Harriet Beecher Stowe often portrayed as a villain and liar in the South a hero to the slaves and abolitionists For some, it was family reading material wrote as fiction focused on the truths of slavery exposed the evils of slavery
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