don't realize that Uncle Tom's Cabin was written as an anti-slavery
novel, and had that intended effect.
Soon after the
publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, its author, Harriet Beecher Stowe,
was recognized as a leading antislavery spokesperson.
This was no more
apparent than in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln greeted her at the White House
with the words, "So this is the little lady who started this great big