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Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) Uncle Tom's cabin; or, life among the lowly.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01361 Author/Creator: Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1852 Pagination: 2 v. ; 19.5 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: First edition, first printing (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). Rebound, with original cloth binding bound into back. Boston, John P. Jewett & company; Cleveland, Ohio, Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. Two volume set housed together in a book box.

Background Information: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the daughter of preacher Lyman Beecher and sister of Henry Ward Beecher, gained lasting fame as the author of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," which she wrote ...in reaction to the Fugitive Slave Act. Stowe began writing the novel in February of 1851, and it was serially published between June 5, 1851 and April 1852 in the "National Era," an abolitionist newspaper. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was issued in book form in late 1852.

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People: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryUncle TomLiterature and Language ArtsWomen's HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementEnslaved people

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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