Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in 1852 and is credited by some as the novel that laid the groundwork for The Civil War. In this anti-slavery classic, Stowe gives us a glimpse into awful truth behind the slavery movement.
As a child of the 90’s, I have read more than my fair share of slavery novels, I’ve seen Roots, and I’ve read bits of The Color Purple, but honestly, this novel was where it all started. This novel was the beginning of TALKING ABOUT how very wrong slavery was. This book started the change and planted the seed for white Americans to understand that people are people, regardless of their skin color.
It’s good to keep yourself aware of where we’ve been and how we’re still growing in regards to the civil rights of Americans. I thought it was great, easy reading, lovable characters, even if, by now, the story is one we’ve heard before, I think it’s a good idea to read and appreciate the classics.