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Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Published in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was widely supported by abolitionists and condemned by slave owners. An immediate hit, the book sold several hundred thousand copies in its first years (poster from 1859).

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