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Name Institution Date Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Introduction Uncle Tom’s cabin is an ant-slavery novel published in the mid-19 th century, 1852 to be precise, by a renown American author called Harriet Beecher Stowe. To many, including one Kaufman, it is the novel that helped bring up the or lay the ground work for the civil war. Stowe, who was an active abortionist and a teacher at the Hartford Female Seminary played the role of Uncle Tom. Uncle Tom in the novel, was a long-suffering black slave that the stories concerning the other characters revolved. It is a sentimental novel that portrays the reality that surrounds slavery while on the other hand affirms that the love shown by Christianity has the ability to overcome societal negativity such as slavery of fellow human beings. It was rated as the best-selling novel in the 19 th century and the second best-selling book, of course after the bible. This novel presents the issue of race and slavery that is worth being exploration into their causes and effects to the society. This novel was written at a time when the “Fugitive Slave Act of 1850” had been passed, the law restrained any American citizen from offering any kind of aid or help t a run-away slave. Harriet Beecher in her book, seeks to attack this law together with the whole institution that it was meant to protect. In other words, it ceaselessly advocated for the emancipation of slaves as well as
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freedom to everyone. Looking closely at each scene it is easily noticeable that despite trying to maintain character and plot of the book, it also, with no exceptions, serves to try and persuade
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