Harriet Beecher Stowe: Refered to by Abraham Lincoln as "The little lady that started this war."
“Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly” is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, it was the best-selling novel of the 19th century, and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s – a movement that helped lead to the American War Between the States. In the first year after it was published, 300,000 copies of the book were sold in the United States alone. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day."
We have two 1st American edition (Jewett) copies -- one at the Williamsburg Antique Mall and one at our Bacon Avenue location.