Summary:Uncle Tom's Cabin tells the story of Uncle Tom, depicted as a saintly, dignified slave. While being transported by boat to auction in New Orleans, Tom saves the life of Little Eva, whose grateful father then purchases Tom. Eva and Tom soon become great friends.
Northern Perspective:Many Northerners realized how unjust slavery was for the first time. With increasing opposition to slavery, southern slaveholders worked even harder to defend the institution.
Southern Perspective: This made it harder for southern states try to convince northern states that slavery should be allowed.