Hofstra Law Review


Evan D. Bernick


The article discuses the historical background of the character Haley in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. It explores the real-life events that inspired the character of Haley and sheds light on the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. It also discusses how the portrayal of Haley in the novel and the subsequent controversy surrounding the character contributed to the abolitionist movement and the fight against slavery in the United States.

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