On This Day: Publication Of Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin was written to expose the evils of slavery. Published in 1852 by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe to demonstrate the terrors and reality of slavery African Americans were experiencing. The interesting resource explains her personal beliefs, the book's impact on the discussion of slavery, and its influence today. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners read excerpts from Uncle Tom's Cabin to compare views of the time to today's 
  • Compare the influence of the novel over time
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects users have a free C-SPAN Classroom account, or people may use the following login credentials: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
  • The topic of slavery and language used may be sensitive for some pupils 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Provides an opportunity to discuss the issue of slavery 
  • Material highlights female authors 
Cons
  • None