I have been on stall mode for several days before writing this post. I’ve had to do research that has been enlightening to me. My subject is Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852. She was a Christian social crusader who wrote the book to bring attention to the abominable practice of slavery. The book was an amazing success and it did contribute to outbreak of the Civil War as a means of abolishing slavery. Because of its spotlighting the slavery problem, I could not understand why the book was banned in the mid 1980’s. I bought one that had been tossed out by a school library.
This is the Frontispiece which I think is quite cute of Eva and Topsy.