by: Trey K and Kaushik N
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel about the fugitive slave laws and intensified the feelings of the abolistionist in the North. It was written by Harriet Beacher Stowe in 1853.
The novel helped illustrate slavery's effect on families, and to help readers empathize with enslaved characters. Stowe's characters freely debated the causes of slavery, the Fugitive Slave Law, the future of freed people, what an individual could do, and racism.
Uncle Tom's Cabin appealed to the emotions of most of the northerners and aroused them aganist slavery as a moral evil and it forced southerners to defend their position on the slavery issue.