Did Harriet Beecher Stowe visit the South?

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Did Harriet Beecher Stowe visit the South?

Uncle Tom's Cabin:

Uncle Tom's Cabin is the story of a slave, Eliza, who escapes with her son from her masters when her son was about to be sold, and Tom, a slave that was sold. Throughout the story, Eliza and her son race to freedom as they are tracked by a slave hunter, who ultimately does not get them. Tom, on the other hand, got sold twice. On the second plantation that he went to, Tom was beat to death, but not before he could convince some of the other slaves to escape. The book ends with Eliza discovering that one of the slaves that Tom convinced to escape was her mother, and they rode on to freedom in Canada.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe did not go to the South until after the Civil War. Her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was published in 1852 and helped to lay the...

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Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War

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In this lesson, we will explore the context, characters and plot of one of the country's most influential novels, Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' Then, find out how it inched America closer to the Civil War.


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