It is said that this book helped Abraham Lincoln to solidify his stand against slavery and might have even been instrumental in the war.
This book includes input from people Harriet Beecher Stowe met who were escaping slavery. Though its a novel the accounts are historical. To deny that would be comparable to denying the holocost.
This book is written in the language of the time and is not easy for the young reader.
I found it heart rending and inspiring at the same time.
This is one of those classics that I feel is over-rated. It's wordy, melodramatic and, ironically, rascist. But it certainly left it's mark on history, so I'll give credit where credit is due!
This book helped start the Civil War, & yet is still today a good read. While I'm sure that most of the characters are in fact caricatures, the story is well told and the moral endures. I wonder who will write so tellingly about the great evils of today.
Yet another classic slave era story, I really enjoyed this book. I felt very connected to the characters of the novel.