Uncle Tom's Cabin

Discuss the fugitive slave law and how it applies to the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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The Fugitive Slave Law inspired Stowe to wright her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. She in particularly despised the government activiely making it easier for slave owners to reclain slaves who'd make it into the Northern States. She realizes that most northern people didn't know what slavery was all about or how immoral and brutal it could be. She put a name to a concept and illustrated in graphic reality the fugitive slave act. At the end of the novel, Tom dies of his wounds when he will not reveal the whereabouts of two runaway slaves.