Uncle Tom's Cabin

Or, Life Among the Lowly

by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Contributor: Paul L. Hebert

Sensational abolitionist novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Written in response the the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, it was first published serially from June 1851 to April 1852 in The National Era (D.C.). Within a year of the book's publication in 1852, sales records had been shattered: nearly 300,000 books sold in the U.S. and a staggering 1.5 million in Great Britain.

This edition is based on the first edition two-volume illustrated edition. It includes the original illustrations as well as documents which help readers understand the cultural context in which the novel appeared.

Edited and published by Paul L. Hebert, The Graduate Center, CUNY