Uncle Tom's Cabin
Amy R. Zubyr H.
Nick-named Beecher's bible, this book was a key factor in polarizing the United States, leading to the Civil War. The topic of slavery was a major source of domestic tension since the dawn of the nation. However "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was a large log that was thrown onto a smoking country. Not only did it feed the fires of war, but this book also acted as a catalyst for other significant events that led to the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln is even rumored to have said "so this is the little lady who started this Great War". Without this book, abolitionism may not have gained the strength and popularity needed to cause the violent outbreak of the Civil War.
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