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Timeline: 1830 - 1930

 
1830
  STOWE TEACHES WITH SISTER IN HARTFORD
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
Home Sweet Home (1823)
  NAT TURNER LEADS SLAVE REVOLT IN VIRGINIA
1831
 
 T. D. RICE DANCES AS "JIM CROW" IN NEW YORK 
1832
  STOWE MOVES WITH FAMILY TO CINCINNATI
       AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY FOUNDED
1833
  STOWE SEES SLAVERY IN KENTUCKY
 
1834
  ANTI-SLAVERY PROTESTS AT LANE SEMINARY
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
Zip Coon (1834)
 
 
 
 
1836
  ANTI-ABOLITION RIOT IN CINCINNATI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1840
 
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
The True Heart of Woman (1840)
 
 
 
      FIRST BLACKFACE MINSTREL SHOWS APPEAR
1842
 
     MILLERITES PREDICT THE END OF THE WORLD
1843
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        MEXICAN WAR BEGINS
1846
 
            "GREEK SLAVE" BEGINS TOURING AMERICA
1847
 
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
Old Uncle Ned (1848)
    SENECA FALLS WOMAN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION
1848
 
                              GOLD DISCOVERED IN CALIFORNIA
1849
  STOWE'S INFANT SON SAMUEL CHARLES DIES
                                          FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW PASSED
1850
  STOWE RESOLVES TO WRITE OPPOSING LAW
 
1851
  UNCLE TOM'S CABIN  BEGINS APPEARING
 
1852
  UNCLE TOM'S CABIN  PUBLISHED AS BOOK
BOOK ILLUSTRATION
First Edition Illustration (1852)
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
Aunt Harriet Beecha Stowe (1853)
TOMITUDE
Staffordshire Figurine (c1853)
 
1853
  UNCLE TOM'S CABIN  DRAMATIZED
BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Illustrated Edition Illustration (1853)
THEATRICAL POSTER
At New York's National Theatre (1853)
                                  KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT PASSED
1854
  RICE PLAYS UNCLE TOM ONSTAGE
 
1855
  STOWE PUBLISHES THE CHRISTIAN SLAVE
                                                      DRED SCOTT DECISION
1856
  STOWE PUBLISHES DRED
 
1857
 MAN IMPRISONED FOR OWNING STOWE'S NOVEL
 
 
 
          JOHN BROWN'S RAID ON HARPER'S FERRY
1859
 
THEATRICAL POSTER
At Boston's Adelphi Theatre (1859)
 
1860
 
                                               CIVIL WAR BEGINS
1861
 
 
1862
  STOWE MEETS LINCOLN IN THE WHITE HOUSE
                         EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
1863
 
 
 
 
                13th AMENDMENT ABOLISHES SLAVERY
1865
 
            KU KLUX KLAN BEGINS REIGN OF TERROR
1866
  STOWE RE-READS UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
 
 
 
      14th AMENDMENT MAKES EX-SLAVES CITIZENS
1868
 
THEATRICAL POSTER
At the Lowell Music Hall (1868)
 
 
 
    15th AMENDMENT GUARANTEES VOTING RIGHTS
1870
 
                      FISK JUBILEE SINGERS TOUR NORTH
1871
 
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
Steal Away (traditional)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1875
  TOM SHOWS INCLUDE JUBILEE SINGERS
         CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION IN PHILADELPHIA
1876
  PLANTATION SCENES APPEAR IN TOM SHOWS
                                                END OF RECONSTRUCTION
1877
  MRS. HOWARD ACTS TOPSY FOR 3000th TIME
THEATRICAL POSTER
At the New Orleans' Music Hall (1877)
 
1878
  STOWE & PUBLISHER RENEW COPYRIGHT
BOOK ILLUSTRATION
New Edition Illustration (1878)
THEATRICAL POSTER
Steamboat Race (1878)
 
 
 
                 FIRST UNCLE REMUS BOOK PUBLISHED
1880
 
                            BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUSES MERGE
1881
  "DOUBLE" TOM SHOWS APPEAR
MAGIC LANTERN CLIP
Magic Lantern Show (c1881)
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
Uncle Tom's Gwine to Stay (1881)
 
 
 
 
 
 
                   FIRST PLANTATION TALE PUBLISHED  
1884
 
 
 
 
THEATRICAL POSTER
Two Markses (1885)
                                STATUE OF LIBERTY INAUGURATED  
1886
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1890
 
 
 
 
 
1892
  NOVEL'S COPYRIGHT PROTECTION EXPIRES
               CHICAGO HOSTS COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION
1893
  "TOM'S CABIN" AT CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR
 
 
 
TOMITUDE
Insurance Calendar (1894)
THEATRICAL POSTER
Tom Show Image (1894)
 
 
 
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
Climb de Golden Fence (1895)
       PLESSY v FERGUSON LEGALIZES SEGREGATION
1896
  STOWE DIES IN HARTFORD
 
 
 
BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Art Memorial Edition Illustration (1897)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1900
 
 
 
 
BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Young Folks' Edition Illustration (1901)
 
1902
  THOMAS DIXON PUBLISHES LEOPARD'S SPOTS
 
1903
  FIRST FILM VERSION OF UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
MOVIE CLIP
Edison-Porter Version (1903)
SOUND OF TOM SHOW
The Flogging Scene (1904)
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOMITUDE
Milton Bradley Play Village (c1905)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                             N.A.A.C.P. FOUNDED
1909
 
 
1910
 
MOVIE CLIP
Vitagraph Version (1910)
THEATRICAL POSTER
Topsy (c1910)
 
 
 
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
At Uncle Tom's Cabin Door (1912)
 
 
 
 
 
 
BOOK ILLUSTRATION
UTC Picture Book Illustration (1913)
 
1914
  FIRST FILM WITH BLACK ACTOR AS TOM
MOVIE CLIP
World-Film Corp. Version (1914)
            GRIFFITH'S BIRTH OF A NATION PREMIERES  
1915
 
MOVIE CLIP
Birth of a Nation (1915)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1919
  "UNCLE TOM" BECOMES PERJORATIVE TERM
  19th AMENDMENT GIVES WOMEN RIGHT TO VOTE
1920
 
 
 
 
TOMITUDE
Cream of Wheat Ad (1921)
 
 
 
 
1923
  DUNCAN SISTERS' TOPSY & EVA PREMIERES
REPRESENTATIVE SONG
I Never Had a Mammy (1923)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1926
  WEAF AIRS RADIO PLAY
 
1927
  UNIVERSAL PRODUCES $1.8 MILLION FILM
MOVIE CLIP
Universal Super Jewel Version (1927)
 
 
 
THEATRICAL POSTER
Little Eva's Temptation (c1928)
 
 
 
BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Coward-McCann Edition Illustration (1929)
 
1930
 

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