The Independent
New York: 15 May 1856

  Mrs. Stowe.—The degradation of the poor white men and women of the South is soon to be brought home to the sympathies of the country, in a new work from the pen of the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." It may not produce the sensation the world over of that wonderful work of genius; but the graphic pen of Mrs. H. Beecher Stowe has a giant evil—one most real, living, and momentous—for its powerful portraiture. Unhappily those whose condition it seeks to benefit will be the last to be benefitted.