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Uncle Tom's Cabin

From the Collection: The Library

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. In Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe made millions of Americans see slavery for the first time through the eyes of its victims.

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