Sunday, April 17, 2011
Olive Karlsen, Julia Canfield, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Karen's Office.
This is Susan B. Anthony's copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin. She has made many inscriptions throughout the novel, that connect women's suffrage to freeing slaves. This novel was given to famed abolitionist Lydia Mott, from close friend, black abolitionist and tailor William H. Topp. This gift shows the connection between abolition and women's suffrage. Many women argued that they should vote because they would vote for freeing slaves if they got the right. Uncle Tom's Cabin inspired women to join the abolitionist movement, thus supporting the free slave movement and the women's right to vote. This added to the division between pro- and anti-slavery movements.