Uncle Tom's
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Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best selling novel of the 19th century and the second best selling book of that century, following the Bible. The novel was written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe; published March 20, 1852. The book and the plays it inspired helped popularize a number of stereotypes about black people. The affectionate, dark-skinned "mammy", the "pickaninny" stereotype of black children. Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel that showed the reality of slavery and is generally regarded as one of the major causes of the civil war. The impact attributed to the book is great, reinforced by a story that when Abraham Lincoln met Stowe at the start of the Civil War. Lincoln declared , "So this is the little Lady who started this Great War." (en.m.wikipedia.org) (historynet.com)

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