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  • The Abolitionists: American Experience

American Experience | Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe? | PBS

Duration: 02:50
Program: The Abolitionists: American Experience #2501
Broadcast Date: Jan. 9, 2013

After the loss of her young son in 1849, Harriet Beecher Stowe empathized with the enslaved mothers whose children were taken away from them, inspiring her to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Published in 1852, the book became an international bestseller, exposing thousands to the cruelties of the "peculiar institution" of slavery.

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Post Date: December 20, 2012