How Uncle Tom's Cabin Became One of the Most Popular Books in China

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How Uncle Tom's Cabin Became One of the Most Popular Books in China

Tuesday, 1 October

Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin quickly reached international acclaim, becoming the best-selling novel of the 19th century, and the second-best selling book after the Bible. While this antislavery narrative profoundly affected American attitudes about slavery, the story also had a global reach -- in fact, a Chinese translation of Uncle Tom's Cabin became one of the hottest books of the late Qing Dynasty. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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