Reply To: Uncle Tom’s Cabin


Thank you for originally encouraging me to email him. Took me like 6 months to work up the courage the first time.

This time he gave me this nugget: after Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published (in 1852) and selling like crazy, the Free Soil Party got less than half the northern votes it got in 1848, thus it may have impacted the public mind but “had far less POLITICAL impact than has been alleged, certainly far less than the Kansas-Nebraska Act two years later.”

He sends his best to you, Dr. Gutzman!