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Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Uncle Tom's Cabin
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.12

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    writing, ex-slave, cruelty, slavery, based, runaway, totally, entire, preacher, lasted, important, narrative, false, cruel, praise, impact
     content words:    Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Fugitive Slave Law, United States, In England, Uncle Tom, Simon Legree


Uncle Tom's Cabin
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     Writing was very important to the people who fought against slavery. They used many different kinds of writing. The writing was a great way to get their ideas out to a lot of people. Newspapers, books, and pamphlets were popular.
 
2     One type of writing was a slave narrative. This was a personal story that told what it was like to live as a slave. This gave many people in the North their closest look at slavery.
 
3     The slave narratives were very popular. Frederick Douglass wrote one about his life as a slave. It sold thirty thousand copies. Other narratives were also popular. They also sold a lot of copies. The books were translated into different languages like French, German, and Russian.
 
4     A white woman wrote the book that would get the most attention. Her name was Harriet Beecher Stowe. Stowe, being white, was thought to be less threatening than an ex-slave. Her writing was a novel. It was called Uncle Tom's Cabin.
 
5     Stowe did not actively work against slavery. But she did have strong feelings against it. She had helped to hide runaway slaves in the past. When the Fugitive Slave Law was passed in 1850, Stowe decided she needed to do more.

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