This book, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852, is probably one of the most important books in the history of literature.As it is the first book where the story is viewed from the slaves perspective and all the horrific events are described without censure. They say this very book contributed to the start of the american civil war.
Harriet Beecher Stowe(June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an american author and also a well known abolitionist. Her father was a religious leader and her mother was also very religious this probably helped her with her decision to become a abolitionist. At the age 21 she joined the Semi-Colon Club and there she met her future husband who was a professor. As the both were against slavery, they often housed runaways. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was her first book and is widely regarded as one of the best anti-slavery works of all time.
The story is about Tom who(due a bad financial situation) is sold to a slave trader. He first ends up on a farm which belongs to the family St. Claire where he is treated very good as the head of the family actually doesn’t like slavery. Later he is sold once more and ends up on a cruel plantation where hell begins and slaves are considered nothing more than things.
The book is of course written in old american and is sometimes hard to understand due its old language, but if you have google translate by your side, it shouldn’t be that hard to understand the words and sentences and you’ll definitely keep on reading.
I recommend this book to everyone because it is a important part of history that we mustn’t forget. The book will definitely pull some tears among some of its readers and provide some confused faces for people who don’t know that much about the horrific events that took place in that time and were considered normal.