Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Place & Time
1852

Prior Knowledge
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is an anti-slavery book.

Audience
Everyone. The book was to inform anti-slavery themes.

Reason
- To inform people themes of anti-slavery

The main idea
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin illustrated strong opposition minds of Northerners about the slavery issue.
- It was very influential since the anti-slavery movement spread rapidly through literature.

Significance
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin showed the impact of literature books.
- It depicted the issue of slavery and strong opposition from the northern states.
- It caused cultural sectionalism between the North and the South.
o Southern intellectuals were offended by this book.
o Southerners banned Uncle Tom’s Cabin and other abolitionist books.
o Southerners constructed pro-slavery arguments and eventually hardened into southern nationalism.