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Public Scholars Project

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

March 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Somerville, NJ | Somerset County Library, Somerville Branch
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
Venue
Somerset County Library, Somerville Branch
35 W End Ave
Somerville, NJ
08876-1808