This Day in Christian History: March 20
March 20, 1852: First Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin features a black slave named Tom, and the stories of all the other characters revolve around him. A very emotional novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin depicts the stark reality of slavery, but also proclaims that Christian love can overcome something as terrible and destructive as the enslavement of fellow human beings.
Uncle Tom's Cabin became the best-selling novel of the 19th century, as well as the best-selling book, next to the Bible.