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

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Date(s) - 03/01/2017
7:00 pm

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Pequannock Township Public Library

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In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly. The depiction of life for African Americans under slavery with emotionally charged stories of Uncle Tom, Eliza, and Little Eva helped move the conscience of the country to the great and imperative cause of Abolitionism. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American 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, American Historical Theatre

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