Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which has also become known as Life among the Lowly, is a novel that was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and that has been very influential in many ways. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was first published in 1852. This book not only had an impact on other writers of that time period and the time periods that followed but also had an effect on the Civil War. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was part of what intensified the sectional conflict that led to the Civil War.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a story that tells of a man who had darker skin and was sold into slavery. A large part of the book is focused on his religion and belief in Christianity which he never gave up, even unto death but the story mainly surrounds what happens in his life. The story of Uncle Tom easily touched the hearts of many and has details that would convince almost any person that this story was based off a real man who went through these experiences. Although there are individuals who may have gone through similar experiences having to do with slavery, and individuals who have gone through many other experiences, this book is not based off of any specific actual person.
One of the most notable characteristics of Uncle Tom is the way that a person would not help but admire a man who stood by his faith in such a noble and heartfelt manner. Uncle Tom’s character not only was able to keep his faith through horrible situations but he was also someone who was very noble and even forgave the individuals who beat and killed him. This is the most well known novel that was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and one that will go down through history as something that changed the way that people think and the writing of the world forever.