“Is this the little woman who made this great war?” Lincoln said as he greeted the renowned author, Harriet Beecher Stowe. This abolitionist writer created her famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, in response to the Fugitive Slave Law and the politics about slavery in the South. Some Americans even believed that Stowe and her book brought on The Civil War (Reynolds). Because of this, Harriet needed a way to attract more citizens into the anti-slavery cause. With her book, Stowe showed everyone the truth about slavery, even though not everyone agreed with her.
This novel changed the public opinion of forced servitude which ultimately had a significant effect on the already sectionalist nation. Although most southern slave owners disagreed with her opinion, Harriet Beecher Stowe accurately represented the practice of slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Known by Abraham Lincoln as “the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war”, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was the sixth of eleven children whom all grew to become important public figures. All seven sons became minister, the oldest daughter pioneered women’s education, and the youngest daughter founded the National Women’s Suffrage Association.
Being the good-hearted Christian Eliza was, she insisted they take Loker to be treated. Back in New Orleans, after about two years, Eva had become very ill and was dying. She makes her father promise to free Tom after her death and to make provisions to protect the rest of his slaves from being sold in case something happened to Mr.
This left wealthy individuals who held the servants in a constant struggle of bringing in more workers, but slavery provided a remedy for this issue. For decades, slavery spread and grew throughout the... ... middle of paper ... ...of a Great American Anecdote." Lincoln, Stowe, and the "Little Woman/Great War" Story: The Making, and Breaking, of a Great American Anecdote. N.p., n.d. Web.
Slavery was the main reason for the start of the Civil War with events that happened due to slavery. For America slavery was a political, economic and labor system which made it the most controversial issue to be discussed and settled. Over this decade, Americans became more and more divided over the issue of slavery until the Civil war would finally end the dispute. Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Compromise of 1850, and The Fugitive Slave Act were all major factors in the 1850s that changed America and led to the civil war. Books were a way for people to connect with characters, Uncle Tom's Cabin did this.
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Beecher's visits to plantations confirmed her disdain for slavery. In 1836, Beecher married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a seminary professor (Compton's). Upon moving to Brunswick, Me. , in 1850, Stowe was challenged by her sister-in-law to "write something that would make this whole nation feel what an accursed thing slavery is!" The answer to the challenge was Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly', which appeared in 1851 to 1852, in an anti-slavery paper called "National Era."
Individuals That Contributed To The Civil War The Civil War was brought about by many important people, some that wanted to preserve and some that wanted to eradicate the primary cause of the war, slavery. There were the political giants, such as Abraham Lincoln, and Stephen Douglas. There were seditious abolitionists such as John Brown, escaped slaves such as Dred Scott, and abolitionist writers like Harriet Beecher Stowe. These were the people who, ultimately, brought a beginning to the end of what Lincoln called “a moral, a social, and a political wrong”(Oates 66). Southern states, including the 11 states that formed the Confederacy, depended on slavery to support their economy.
“This quote in many ways illustrates what Harriet Beecher Stowe wanted to accomplish with her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. The anti-slavery novel was published in 1852 and according to Will Kaufman “helped lay the groundwork for the civil war. "Stowe was an active abolitionist but her true profession was a being a teacher in Connecticut, where she was born and raised. The novel's main character is Tom, a slave who has gone through much suffering during his life and whose story the other characters revolve around. Stowe's novel was a bestseller and sold over 300, 000 copies in its first year and over 1 million copies in Great Britain.