"So you're the little lady who started this great war!" Abraham Lincoln allegedly stated upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), the ultimate abolitionist bestseller. Watch a video introduction to the novel or a lecture from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Npr presents their radio call-in show on Uncle Tom's Cabin and Henry Louis Gates analyses the novel. An actor plays the author in this hour long video performance. Listen to Al Jolson play uncle Tom in a radio drama or read a comic book version online. A feature length 1927 silent movie is also available with Real Player.

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