Public Scholars Project

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Dominion of Conscience

February 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM | Montville, NJ | Montville Township Public Library
In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published “Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly” which helped move the conscience of the country to imperative cause of Abolitionism. Her story energized anti-slavery forces in the North, while provoking widespread anger in the pro-slavery South. Allegedly, when she met Abraham Lincoln, he said, “So you are the little woman that wrote the book that started this great war?”

Kim Hanley
First Person Interpreter
Montville Township Public Library
90 Horseneck Rd
Montville, NJ