The Most Famous Forgotten Figure in Black History

The real-life inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin is making his long-overdue resurgence

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s debut novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was an immediate and smashing success. It sold out its 5,000-copy print run in just four days in 1852, with one newspaper declaring that “everybody has read it, is reading, or is about…



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Jared A. Brock

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