Uncle Tom's Cabin

Why is Uncle Toms Cabin concidered a social novel?

Some literature critics believe that this novel is a social novel as it shows the influence of the social and economic era that shaped the characters and events do you believe this is true why or why not?

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I suppose in today's context it would even be considered a social justice novel. The book was first published around 1851. Slavery at this time was well established in America. A book like this that delved into the lives of slaves and saw them as human beings would have been progressive and "social" for the times. The bonds between black mother and child, the loyalty of servants and the pain and suffering inflicted on human beings who all had hopes, dreams and aspirations were all themes many Americans, especially in the South, had not considered.