Slavery In Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Stowe

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Thought many centuries, slaves were mistreated and taken advantage of. Harriet Stowe was aware that slavery was unjust humanity. She knew something had to be done. In the late 1800 's slavery, poverty, and hardship were occurring. During this time Harriet Beecher Stowe had a motive to write a constructed novel based on her knowledge of current slave issues; Stowes information was gathered from living in the southern part of Ohio and also with the help of former slaves. This vital information helped while writing one of her most famous novels, Uncle Tom 's Cabin.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in June of 1811, to two loving and caring parents, Lyman Beecher and Roxana Foote. Harriet 's early years were spent in Litchfield, Connecticut;
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She didn’t just sit back and let slavery proceed on, but she put her ideas into full effect. Harriet aimed mostly towards the youth. She knew that if she wanted to contribute to end slavery, that she would have to direct her ideas towards the young teens; it is very hard to change an older person 's opinion on a subject due to the fact that they grew up supporting the case. Stowe was very sure that this method would work. She also aimed towards all genders, whether it be male or female. Even though one might say the book was somewhat aimed towards woman, it had meaning for both genders. Harriet Stowe 's, Uncle Tom 's Cabin, sold more than half a million copies when first published in the United …show more content…
Many critics have different opinions on the novel. One critic says, "Stowe 's novel is a sentimental novel and nothing else. Once in possession of the system of beliefs that undergirds the patterns of sentimental fiction, it is possible for modern readers to see how its tearful episodes and frequent violations of probability were invested with a structure of meanings that fixed these works, for nineteenth- century readers" (Tompkins 506). Many other critics just bash on her style of writing. Some Critics go to the extreme and hate on every little bit of Stowe 's

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