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Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published in 1852. Stowe was a strong abolitionist, and the book reflects her opposition to slavery in the United States. The book became extraordinarily popular; it was the best-selling book of the 19th century. It is credited with raising awareness and promoting anti-slavery opinions. In this activity, students read an excerpt from chapter 3 and answer related questions.