The action in the book begins with a plantation owner mired in debt making arrangements to sell some of his slaves.
As the plot proceeds, some escaped slaves risk their lives trying to get to Canada.
The Causes/origins of the Civil War Until the 1840s, the tensions between North and South remained relatively contained.
The issue that started the tensions between the North and South, was the issue of the expanding of slavery.
In southern newspapers Harriet Beecher Stowe was regularly portrayed as a liar and a villain, and feelings about her book no doubt helped to harden feelings against the North.
There is little doubt that Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel helped to move anti-slavery feeling in the North beyond the relatively small circle of abolitionists to a more general audience.
The Civil War, also appropriately known as the War between the States, was fought from 1861-1865.
This war involved the rivalry between the states of the Northern and Southern territories.
The Southern militants contended that all Americans had equal rights in the new territories, including the right to move their slaves into them.
There were many proposals and many debates about where slavery should be allowed and where it shouldnt be allowed. One believed that statehood could become the solution to the issue of slavery in the territories.