Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe
First Edition. One of the landmarks of American literature. An American abolitionist and author, Harriet Beecher Stowe was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day. Her novel, ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South.
The book served as a spark to lit the fuse of the powderkeg of the war between the states. When Ms. Stowe came to visit President Lincoln in Washington, Old Abe smiled and told her, so this is the little lady who started it all.
TITLE: Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe