Today in History–June 5–the Library of Congress features Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This iconic American novel originally appeared in serial form, the first installment published on this day in 1851 in the abolitionist weekly the Washington National Era. The following year Stowe’s book was published and became an instant bestseller and later became a theatrical hit. Find out more Stowe and this American tale by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to Stowe and her work.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Appeared in Serial Form from America’s Library
A Very Happy 202nd to Harriet Beecher Stowe From the Catbird Seat June 14, 2013
“Harriet Beecher Stowe” poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar The Century; a popular quarterly Volume 57, Issue 1 Nov 1898