Uncle Tom 's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Essay

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin a fictional story done by Harriet Beecher Stowe after the 1851 enactment by the United States Congress of a Fugitive Slave Act this had the effect of Africans and African Americans who had escaped from slavery in the Southern states and were living in the Northern states to be sent back to captivity.

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 13, 1811; she was the seventh of nine children born to Roxana Foote Beecher the granddaughter of a Revolutionary general and Lyman Beecher a blacksmith’s son and Congregational minister. Harriet was inspired by her mother’s aunts and this is where she gained the confidence to become a writer as well as a house wife and mother.

Main Characters:
Uncle Tom- The main character, a slave belonging to Shelby.
Eliza and George Harris- Mrs. Shelby’s servant and her husband.
Arthur, Emily and George Shelby-the Kentucky farmer and owner of the slaves Tom and Eliza his wife and son.
Aunt Chloe- Tom’s wife and the cook for the Shelby’s.
Dan Haley-A slave trader.
Tom Locker and Marks- Slave-catchers.
Augustine, Marie and Eva St. Clare-A couple and their son from New Orleans that buys Tom and Haley.
Simon Legree- A plantation owner that buys Tom at auction.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is about a Kentucky slave owner Arthur Shelby that is forced by debt to sell two of his slaves Tom and Harry the young son of Eliza to trader Haley. Eliza overhears the discussion and warns Tom and his wife and Eliza then runs away with her child, but is…

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