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Following the passage of a legislations that made it against the law to help within the get away of slaves, Stowe lent her activities and her phrases to the trouble to aid slaves and placed an finish to slavery. She actively aided fugitive slaves and, with the book of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Toms Cabin, concentrated the international locations recognition at the inhumanity of slavery.

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Unlike Uncle Tom, Dred is an African warrior. He lives in the swamp, where he plans a rebellion and strikes fear into the hearts of slave owners. Dred sold well, but not as well as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Then, in 1857, the Stowes suffered another family tragedy. Their son Henry drowned in a swimming accident. With Henry’s death, Hatty stepped back from the abolitionist front. Though she continued to write, her next novel, The Minister’s Wooing, returned to the “parlor” subjects of her pre-Uncle Tom’s Cabin career.

Armed forces, he had the authority to try to disrupt slavery for military reasons. His reasoning was that slaves worked on Confederate fortifications, freeing up virtually all white men of military age to join the Confederate army. It would take the 13th amendment to the Constitution in December 1865 to end slavery in all states and territories. So while it is incorrect to say that Uncle Tom’s Cabin started the Civil War, in a very real sense the “little woman’s book” did give a loud voice to the national outcry for the end of slavery.

It did not end slavery in states that remained part of the Union. Most strongly affected by this omission were the so-called border states of Kentucky, After a few initial doubts, Hatty became a strong supporter of President Abraham Lincoln. She believed that Lincoln represented the nation’s best hope to end slavery, and he took a major step to that end goal with the Emancipation Proclamation (above). , opened in 1922. In 1963, civil rights leader Dr. , delivered his great “I Have A Dream” speech to a peaceful gathering of 250,000 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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