Summary Of Uncle Tom 's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, And Martin Luther King

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African Americans have had tremendous influence on the course of U.S. history and culture. Issues revolving around African Americans, such as the issue of slavery and the Civil Rights Movement, were some of the most important in history. Significant African Americans such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, were also some of the most influential Americans to ever live. I will be taking you on a whirlwind tour of some of the most important African-American heritage sites in each region of the United States.
Our first stop is at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Brunswick, Maine. Built in
1871, this house is where Stowe wrote many books until her death in 1896. She is most famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, a novel that illustrates slavery’s effect on families and helped readers to empathize with slaves. Some think that the book was influential in causing the Civil War, as it changed the American public’s view about slavery. The influence of Uncle Tom’s Cabin was so great that Abraham Lincoln even greeted Stowe by saying “So you 're the little woman who wrote the book that started this Great War” ("Harriet Beecher Stowe House.").
Our next stop is at the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston, Massachusetts, which is a 221-foot tall granite obelisk. The famous Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, and was the first major battle of the American Revolution. Although the British ended up winning in the end, the battle symbolizes…

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