• She began to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin to express her beliefs on the law and how slavery wasn’t justified.
The Fugitive Slave Act:
• The law that allowed suspected runaway slaves to be recaptured was called the Fugitive Slave Act. The people accused of being runaways had little hope. The person to rule them as free was a commissioner who would profit more by turning the person over to a slave-owner.
• Southerners justified the act, because of their belief that slaves were property, and even captured some free African-Americans. However, the act meant Northerners had to go against their beliefs, and help capture runaway slaves due to the consequences of not cooperating.
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They wondered if they should go along with the act or to fight it.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin:
• Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Stowe was published in 1852, and the book expressed the issues with slavery. A play reenactment of the book increased the popularity of theater as well as abolitionism.
• The book was a dramatic tale mainly about Uncle Tom, a slave who went through many owners and