American Experience

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 56s

After moving to Brunswick, Maine, Harriet Beecher Stowe was deeply disturbed by the Fugitive Slave Act. In March 1852, Stowe's novel about the evils of slavery sold 10,000 copies in its first week. It is the most popular book and the most influential book in American history.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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