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    Uncle Tom's Cabin is an 1952 novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe about the evils of slavery and the struggles of black slaves to escape. The book was the best-selling novel of the 1800s and is widely credited for helping the abolitionist movement gain momentum and galvanizing the Civil War. The novel follows the lives of the several slaves, Eliza and her family and Tom, as they attempt to escape their brutal treatment by fleeing to the North. In the end Eliza escapes to Canada and is free but Tom dies.