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Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 - July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist who an anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) , the best-selling novel, and the best-selling book after the Bible in the 19th century . "Uncle Tom's Cabin" greatly influenced thoughts about African Americans and slavery in the United States. It also the conflict between the Northern and Southern United States, which to the American Civil War. The book's effect was so that Lincoln said when he Stowe at the beginning of the Civil War, "So this is the little lady who made this big war."

The main character of the novel is Uncle Tom, a patient black slave, Christian love is stronger than slavery. Nowadays this has also been criticized for stereotypes about black people.

The book opens with a description of Arthur Shelby's Kentucky plantation. Although Shelby is not a master, he has incurred serious - so he must sell some slaves to financial ruin. Mr. Haley, the slave trader, Uncle Tom, Shelby's servant since childhood, and five-year-old Harry, son of Eliza. Eliza Mrs. Shelby, a very religious woman, protesting her husband's decision, and decides the plantation with her son.

George, her husband from a neighboring plantation, has left for Canada via the "underground railroad," a secret of people who help slaves to find freedom in the North. Eliza to do the same, and tries to convince Uncle Tom to come with her. Uncle Tom, however, loyal to his master and does not accompany Eliza on her to the Ohio River.

Eliza crosses the Ohio river by jumping from one to the next. Mr. Symmes, a man who has her, listens to her story; he hates slave and takes Eliza and Harry to the house of Senator Bird, where they receive food and . Bird has just voted for a bill prohibiting to fugitive slaves, but the Senator is very by Eliza's story, changes his convictions and takes the runaways to a Quaker , where they stay with the Halliday family. Eliza's husband George is also here and the young family is . The Quakers help the family a ship for Canada.

After the hunt for Eliza and Harry , Haley returns to Shelby's to collect Uncle Tom. The slaves at the plantation are very , but Tom remains quiet and to read his Bible for comfort. On the steamboat to New Orleans, where Tom is to be , Tom meets an angelic little girl, "Little Eva" St. Clare. He the five-year-old from drowning, and she convinces her father to buy Tom for her own family.

Tom's happiness does not last, however, because Eva soon . In her deathbed, Eva implores Mr. St. Clare to free Tom after her ; but her father is killed trying to mediate a barroom , and Mrs. St. Clare sells the slaves to her husband's debts. Tom is purchased by Simon Legree, a who beats his slaves brutally.

Mr. Shelby, in the , has been searching for Tom, and arrives at the Legree . By this time, however, Tom is very near death. Once Tom is dead and , Shelby takes a steamboat to Kentucky. Once in Kentucky, Shelby frees his slaves, who to Canada where they are reunited with Eliza and George. They eventually travel to Liberia a freedom colony for ex-slaves. The novel ends with a summarizing the lesson: slavery is a very cruel and evil institution that be abolished.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 - July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist who authored an anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) , the best-selling novel, and the second best-selling book after the Bible in the 19th century .

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" greatly influenced people's thoughts about African Americans and slavery in the United States. It also strengthened the conflict between the Northern and Southern United States, which led to the American Civil War. The book's effect was so powerful that Lincoln said when he met Stowe at the beginning of the Civil War, "So this is the little lady who made this big war."

The main character of the novel is Uncle Tom, a patient black slave, whose Christian love is stronger than slavery. Nowadays this attitude has also been criticized for making stereotypes about black people.

The book opens with a description of Arthur Shelby's Kentucky plantation. Although Shelby is not a cruel master, he has incurred serious debts - so he must sell some slaves to avoid financial ruin. Mr. Haley, the slave trader, purchases Uncle Tom, Shelby's loyal servant since childhood, and five-year-old Harry, son of Eliza. Eliza overhears Mrs. Shelby, a very religious woman, protesting her husband's decision, and decides to flee the plantation with her son.

George, her husband from a neighboring plantation, has already left for Canada via the "underground railroad," a secret network of people who help runaway slaves to find freedom in the North. Eliza plans to do the same, and tries to convince Uncle Tom to come with her. Uncle Tom, however, remains loyal to his master and does not accompany Eliza on her journey to the Ohio River.

Eliza crosses the Ohio river by jumping from one ice flow to the next. Mr. Symmes, a man who has observed her, listens to her story; he hates slave traders and takes Eliza and Harry to the house of Senator Bird, where they receive food and lodging. Bird has just voted for a bill prohibiting aid to fugitive slaves, but the Senator is very moved by Eliza's story, changes his convictions and takes the runaways to a Quaker settlement, where they stay with the Halliday family. Eliza's husband George is also here and the young family is reunited. The Quakers help the family board a ship for Canada.

After the hunt for Eliza and Harry fails, Haley returns to Shelby's to collect Uncle Tom. The slaves at the plantation are very mournful, but Tom remains quiet and tries to read his Bible for comfort. On the steamboat to New Orleans, where Tom is to be sold, Tom meets an angelic little girl, "Little Eva" St. Clare. He saves the five-year-old from drowning, and she convinces her father to buy Tom for her own family.

Tom's happiness does not last, however, because Eva soon falls ill. In her deathbed, Eva implores Mr. St. Clare to free Tom after her death; but her father is killed trying to mediate a barroom brawl, and Mrs. St. Clare sells the slaves to settle her husband's debts. Tom is purchased by Simon Legree, a drunkard who beats his slaves brutally.

Mr. Shelby, in the meantime, has been searching for Tom, and arrives at the Legree plantation. By this time, however, Tom is very near death. Once Tom is dead and buried, Shelby takes a steamboat to Kentucky. Once in Kentucky, Shelby frees his slaves, who travel to Canada where they are reunited with Eliza and George. They eventually travel to Liberia to found a freedom colony for ex-slaves. The novel ends with a chapter summarizing the lesson: slavery is a very cruel and evil institution that should be abolished.