Summary Of Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and was published in 1862. Uncle Tom’s Cabin first began when a slave trader went to Mr. Shelby’s farm in Kentucky and demanded Uncle Tom to be traded. Dan Haley knew that Tom was responsible, religious, and capable of doing everything. Tom has a wife, and kids on the farm. While Mr. Haley and Mr. Shelby are talking a young boy named Harry walks into the room. The boy can sing and dance, this amused Mr. Haley. He now wants both of the slaves to be traded. Emily Shelby promised that she would not trade Eliza’s son. Arthur Shelby was not aware of this and finally agreed with Mr. Haley to trade the slaves. Eliza overhears the Shelbys talking and she immediately tells Uncle Tom and his wife, Aunt Chloe, to run away and head North. Eliza is also leaving and taking Harry with her in hopes to find her husband in Canada. They leave for the trip knowing it is a big risk. Little did they know that Mr. Haley had hired a slave hunter to search for them. Later on they find a Quaker settlement and during their stay they find, George, Eliza’s husband.
Back at home Uncle Tom is leaving with Mr. Haley on a boat to be taken away to a slave market. While on the boat Tom meets a little white girl named Eva. They quickly become friends and when Eva falls into the river he jumped in and saved her.
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I think that Harriet Beecher Stowe wanted to inform us about how bad things were and that people were treated so wrong. I think also she wanted to spread that this was a major problem and something needed to be done quickly. This book was definitely worth reading it was a great story and taught a valuable lesson. I would recommend this to a friend, even a stranger if they were interested in history because this told us one major thing that happened in American

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