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Harriet Beecher Stowe expressed a need to awaken sympathy and feeling for the African race in the novel Uncle Toms Cabin She was born June 14 1811 in Litchfield Connecticut She was the daughter of a Calvinist minister and she and her family was all devout Christians her father being a preacher and her siblings following Her Christian attitude much reflected her attitude towards slavery She was for abolishing it because it was to her a very unchristian and cruel institution Her novel therefore focused on the ghastly points of slavery including the whippings beatings and forced sexual encounters brought upon slaves by their masters She wrote the book to be a force against slavery and was joining in with the feelings of many other women of her time whom all became more outspoken and influential in reform movements including temperance and womens suffrage The main point of Harriet Beecher Stowe in the writing of Uncle Toms Cabin was to bring to light slavery to people in the north In this she hoped to eventually sway people against slavery Stowe did a great job with this book What is believed to be one of the influential books of all time ranking with the works of Adam Smith and Machiavelli Uncle Toms Cabin became an abolitionists bible During its time it was revised dramatized and published often The effect of her book on the north and everywhere in the US was unforeseen The book was popular and caused abolitionism to run wild among northerners The south hated the book because of its portrayal of its The Souths peculiar institution It might have been influential enough to be considered one of the causes of the civil war by creating a greater number of northerners against slavery It displayed to the north all the evils of slavery by creating human characters out of slaves who were thought to be inhuman Stowes ideas were that slavery is wrong which
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