"Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Negro Life in the Slave States of America," 1852

Summary

The trials of an enslaved black family seeking freedom are told in the pages of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. The work of fiction became a national and international best-seller when first published in 1852. In one year, 1.5 million copies were sold in Great Britain. The book advanced anti-slavery sympathies throughout Europe and made Stowe an international celebrity.

The trials of an enslaved black family seeking freedom are told in the pages of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. The work of fiction became a national and international best-seller when first published in 1852. In one year, 1.5 million copies were sold in Great Britain. The book advanced anti-slavery sympathies throughout Europe and made Stowe an international celebrity.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1852

Collection Title

Book Collection 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

66.143.761

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 5.5 in

Depth: 1 in

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