A Summary Of Uncle Tom's Cabin

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The geographic differences between the North and South lead to differences in economy, splitting America into two distinct halves. The South has a mostly sunny climate, including long, hot, humid summers, mild winters, and immense quantities of rain. Ideal for agriculture, the flat, fertile soil of the South along with calm rivers, led plantations to flourish. Easy to navigate, the rivers in the South promoted trade and allowed for easy navigation (Doc 3 pic 1). With warm summers, cold, snowy winters, and rocky hills, the North’s geography and climate contrast with that of the South. Also, the North contains fast flowing rivers and borders along the Atlantic Coast (Doc 3 pic 2). Along with geographic differences, the North and South vary…show more content…
Harriet Beecher Stowe, a female abolitionist, put in writing the cruelty of slavery. This novel appealed to not only men; women and children read this book as well. Mrs. Mary E. Webb, a Northern anti-slavery citizen, read Uncle Tom’s Cabin aloud to over 1,300 people. In addition to reading, Mrs. Webb reviewed Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The Liberator newspaper as immoral (Doc 4 pic 1). By the North’s population evaluating Uncle Tom’s Cabin, most reached the agreement on the cruel practice of slavery (Doc 4 pic 2). Acting upon the belief that slavery was unjust, abolitionist John Brown fought to end it. Fighting fire with fire, John Brown attacked all that stood in the path to freedom. Arcane to most, in Pottawatomie Creek, Brown murdered five pro-slavery men and fled as a fugitive. However, Brown is most historically known for the raid on Harper's Ferry. Gathering ammunition, Brown and his followers seized Harper’s Ferry armory and held it off in hopes of slaves joining in the effort. Sadly for Brown, no slaves participated in his rebellion and the surviving rebels were captured. Tried and found guilty in an American State trial, Brown was sentenced to be hanged for conspiring with slaves and murder. Before the famed abolitionist died, he spoke up, telling the crowd that his only intention was to free the slaves. He also told the crowd that if he remained alive, he would do the same thing but on a much greater scale. To the North, John Brown was seen as a hero willing to die for a noble cause; for the South, Brown became known as a misinformed and influential anti-slavery figure and the South sensed a fight in the
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