Friday, March 20, 2009
Uncle Tom's Cabin
March 20, 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, provoking a wave of hatred against slavery, as well as the publication of 30 books defending the "peculiar institution." The novel becomes the first to sell a million copies and becomes the best selling book of the 19th Century. The power of the word.