Freedom In Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe

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The reconstruction and harmony did not last forever. Some people still felt back people were inferior. Harmony started to snap. The Ku Klux Klan rose to power. They were a group of white extremists who raged violence against African Americans. The government refused to send federal aid. The Democratic party slowly started to take over (“Reconstruction” 3). All the dominoes of harmony were done falling. All that was left was suffering. Even though Stowe 's book influenced the new freedoms of the former slaves, it also influenced the taking away of those rights. The violence against African Americans got worse and white supremacy got stronger because some groups- like the Klu Klux Klan- still believed African Americans to be inferior.Uncle Tom 's Cabin increased the dissent for African Americans in the south. This was because it led to the Civil War …show more content…
Harriet Beecher Stowe is the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She was born in New England, which allowed her to fall prey to critics since her book was about southern slavery. She was a well educated women who had a sense of public duty. She also had a talent for writing. So, when she got up close to slavery and felt a taste of what they felt, she was determined to write a book to teach America a lesson. She was determined to change people’s minds and open their eyes. She called them to action. That was the first domino that started the chain reaction. Her book deeped the tensions in America which caused the outbreak of the Civil War. Therefore, anything that happened because of the Civil War happened indirectly because of Stowe. It even set the stage for other people, such as Malcolm X and Rosa Parks, to do even grander works. The dominoes of progress started to fall because Stowe caused people to change their minds about slavery. These events have a theme: even a little book and it’s author can make a

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