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

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

Update: 2019-10-019
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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.

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

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

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