Referat Report: Uncle Tom s Cabin The novel Uncle Tom s Cabin is the most famous work of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield on June 14th in 1811 and died in Hartford on July 1st in 1896 at the age of 85. Harriet was the seventh child of Roxanne und Lyman Beecher. Uncle Toms Cabin was published for the first time as continuation novel in an anti-slavery newspaper. 1852 it was published as book and became quickly very popular, e.g. in the United States over 500.000 books were sold within only five years, additionally it was translated into over 20 languages. Uncle Tom s Cabin was often pointed out as release lever( Auslöser) for the civil war. President Abraham Lincoln described Harriet Beecher Stowe once as the small woman who caused this big war . The novel strongly worked as propaganda, because it directed the international interest towards the slavery and expressed the deep dislike of the north against the slavery. The action tells the story of the slave Tom who works for Mr Shelby. Uncle Tom is a strong man who is very pious. He has a small hut. Each Sunday, slaves come together in this hut and Tom encourages them because they were badly treated by their masters. He reads out from the Bible and preached of God and the world. However its master, Mr. Shelby, has many debts and so, he borrows money from a slave trader. Mr. Shelby even wants to give Tom his liberty back. But Mr. Shelby cannot pay his debts because of a bad harvest. Therefore, Mr. ...
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