TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P42

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P42 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 398 STRADDLE Women are the REAL ARCHITECTS OF SOCIETY. Harriet Beecher Stowe children they would ultimately have. In order to support their rapidly expanding family she began writing magazine articles essays and other works. In 1843 Stowe published a collection of short stories called The Mayflower. During the 18 years she lived in Cincinnati Stowe became an observer of the conflicting worlds of abolitionism and SLAVERY. Across the Ohio River was the slave state of Kentucky. Stowe s family helped to hide runaway slaves. Her husband and brother aided one runaway by transporting her to the next station on the Underground Railroad the name given to the system of guides and safe houses that enabled escaped Southern slaves to reach freedom and safety in Northern states and Canada. Stowe was engrossed by firsthand accounts and newspaper and magazine articles detailing the horrors of the slave trade and the terrifying incidents that took place as slaves tried to escape. In 1850 Calvin Stowe got a teaching position at Bowdoin College and the Stowe family moved to Brunswick Maine. It was there that Stowe penned most of her soon-to-be classic. In 1851-1852 The National Era an antislavery paper based in Washington . published in serial form Stowe s moving account of several members of a slave family and their desperate attempt to flee from a system that rendered them the property of white owners. Stowe s narrative struck an immediate chord. Despite the newspaper s small circulation word of mouth and the passing of issues among neighbors immediately gave Stowe s tale a larger audience. In March 1852 her story was published as Uncle Tom s Cabin or Life among the Lowly. The book became an immediate best-seller with sales reaching 500 000 copies by 1857. With its dramatic narrative and heart-rending scenes of the slave Eliza fleeing across a frozen river with her small son in her arms to prevent him from being sold away from her Stowe s book helped sway much of the public to .