March 20 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is Published

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March 20 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is PublishedRate this post Throughout human history, the arts have been an effective means to reflect on or protest against the ills of society. When it comes to American literature, there can be little argument the most effective work in terms of creating change was Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. A window into the lives of slaves, the novel — published as a book for the first time on March 20, 1852 — did much to sway the opinion of citizens in the northern United States at a crucial time in the fight for freedom. Despite the occasional […]

March 20, 1854 – Republican Party was founded

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March 20, 1854 – Republican Party was foundedRate this post The Republican Party was founded on March 20, 1854. The party was established with an aim to oppose the spread of slavery into the western territories of the USA. The Whig Party, which had been established in 1834 with an aim to oppose the tyranny of Andrew Jackson who was the president of the USA at the time, had proved ineffective in dealing with the slavery issue. So, in order to establish a new party that would prove effective in dealing with the crisis, four members of the Whig Party met in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20, 1854, to form […]