SAT Subject US History Practice Question 195: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 195

86. To which author did Abraham Lincoln jokingly say, on meeting her, "So you're the little lady who started this great war"?

A. Edith Wharton
B. Harriet Beecher Stowe
C. Zorah Neale Hurston
D. Louisa May Alcott
E. Mary Mapes Dodge

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

Stowe was the author of U ncle Tom' s Cab i n, which converted many people to abolitionism and aroused outrage against the system of slavery.

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