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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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Paper Publishes First Installment of Uncle Tomís Cabin





On this day in 1851 an abolitionist newspaper published the first installment of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. The following March, a Boston publisher issued the work in book form. It sold 50,000 copies in two months. That summer, while her book was fast becoming a phenomenon at home and abroad, Stowe and her family moved to Andover....
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