Uncle Tom's Cabin  

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the United States, so much so in the latter case that the novel intensified the sectional conflict leading to the American Civil War.

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.

Censorship history

The book was banned in the Southern States of the U. S. for negative depiction of slave-owners; banned in Czarist Russia; challenged by the NAACP for its racist portrayal of African Americans and the use of the word "Nigger"; banned in Waukegan, Illinois (1984) for undesirable racial language.

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