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The object of these sketches is to awaken sympathy and feeling for the African race as they exist among us to show their wrongs and sorrows under a system so necessarily cruel and unjust as to defeat and do away the good effects of all that can be attempted for them by their best friends under it Stowe 1 Uniting reality with fantasy Mrs Stowe in Uncle Toms Cabin applied the standard throat-catching examples of homely infelicity on which the sentimental novelists had battened for years to the one area of American experience where the sorrow could not be over-dreamed Striking to the very heart of the slaves nightmare-and of the white Souths guilt-she centered her novel on the helpless instability of the Negros home life Lynn 3504 In an essay written by Kenneth S Lynn in 1961 Lynn praises Stowe for the way she conveys the reality of slavery and the misuse of Christianity A native of Litchfield Connecticut Harriet Beecher Stowe is considered one of the best novelists essayists and short story writers of her time She wrote Primary Geography for Children on an Improved Plan 1833 A New England Sketch 1834 and The Mayflower 1843 but none received more acclaim than Uncle Toms Cabin or Life Among the Lowly Despite her many works Stowe is principally known for Uncle Toms Cabin which sold millions of copies in the United States and abroad England France Sweden and Russia Usually writing under the pseudonym of Christopher Crowfield Stowe stirred the conscience of the nation and the world with her famous novel Its strong humanitarian tone melodramatic plot religious themes and controversial antislavery message combine to make Uncle Toms Cabin one of the most popular and influential novels of the nineteenth century 3496 Inspired by the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law Stowe wrote Uncle Toms Cabin and first published it in The National Era in 1851and then released it to the public in 1852
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