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20/03/1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published in Boston

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is an anti-slavery novel. It was the best-selling novel of the 19th century. In the 1st year after it was published, 300,000 copies of the novel were sold in the USA and a million copies in Great Britain.


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