Harriet Beecher Stowe Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about Harriet Beecher Stowe, the time, place, players, and culture?
E-text of the 1852 novel.
The book Stowe wrote in 1853 to rebut accusations of inaccuracy against her novel.
Images of Stowe's actual manuscript of the novel.
A four-part review of Uncle Tom's Cabin by a Southerner that appeared in the New York Times.
A review of Stowe's novel by a Christian paper.
An 1868 article in The Nation arguing for Stowe's book.
Excerpts from the autobiography of former slave Josiah Henson, who inspired Stowe to write Uncle Tom's Cabin.
The abolitionist's 1845 autobiography.
A widely-used 1862 manual for military corps musicians.
Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Uncle Tom's Cabin.
A scandalous gossip story Stowe wrote in 1869.