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Uncle Tom's Cabin
Description: This is one of the first editions of Harriet Beecher Stowe's epic anti-slavery novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The book measures 4" by 7" (11 by 18 cm) and is 489 pages; the first 22 pages are included here. While living near the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio, Stowe saw firsthand the horror of slavery across the river in Kentucky. Her novel was inspired in part by a visit to abolitionist John Rankin at his home in Ripley, Ohio. Rankin and his family operated a major stop on the Underground Railroad and were credited with helping more than 2,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom in Canada. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was born in Connecticut in 1811. She was one of eleven children and many of her siblings were active in antebellum reform movements. The family moved to Ohio, where Harriet married Calvin Stowe, a professor at the Lane Theological Seminary. Although she is best known for "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Stowe published thirty books and many shorter pieces. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1507_1533421_001
Subjects: Civil Liberties; Ohio Women; Literary Ohio; Underground Railroad; Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896; Ohio History -- Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)