Stowe's novel was a bestseller and sold over 300, 000 copies in its first year and over 1 million copies in Great Britain. Its selling record was second to only the Bible. In 1855 it was credited with being "the most popular novel of our day." In the colonial era tobacco was the number one produced cash crop in the New World. Virginia and Maryland had the largest producing plantations and the biggest importers of slave labor.
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Women as heroes on Old English Literature. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1986, p.110.  Bjork, Robert E. and Niles, John, D, eds. A Beowulf Handbook. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1998, p. 311  Ibid, p. 313  Ibid, p. 313  Ibid, p. 313  Ibid, p. 312  Damico, Helen and Hennessey-Olsen, Alexandra, eds.
She rea... ... middle of paper ... ... could be said to early American women's writers except, thank you? Bibliography Elbert, Sarah, ed. Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex, and Slavery. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997. Emerson, Everett.
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Many say that this controversial novel aided the abolitionist cause and started the American Civil War before it even began. Stowe’s mid-19th century novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, changed the way many Americans thought about slavery and its evils through the use of her own background and her adaptation of free slave’s stories. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14th in the year 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. Stowe was one of thirteen children born to her parents,
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