Sectional Conflic5

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Sectional Conflict Slavery, sectionalism sow seeds of war The moral fervor of abolitionist feeling grew steadily.  In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe  published  Uncle Tom's Cabin , a novel provoked by the passage of the Fugitive Slave  Law.  More than 300,000 copies were sold the first year.  Presses ran day and night to  keep up with the demand.  Although sentimental and full of stereotypes,  Uncle Tom's  Cabin  portrayed with undeniable force the cruelty of slavery and posited a fundamental  conflict between free and slave societies. It inspired widespread enthusiasm for the  antislavery cause, appealing as it did to basic human emotions – indignation at injustice  and pity for the helpless individuals exposed to ruthless exploitation.
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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