Harriet Beecher Stowe was appalled by slavery, and she took one of the few options open to nineteenth-century women who wanted to affect public opinion: she wrote a novel, a huge, enthralling narrative that claimed the heart, soul, and politics of pre-Civil War Americans. An overtly moralistic work of unabashed propaganda, it is an attempt to make whites--North and South--see slaves as mothers, fathers, and children--as human beings. Her basic question remains penetrating even today: "Is man ever a creature to be trusted with wholly irresponsible power?" Uncle Tom's Cabin is an American classic that every American should read. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.