After the publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, several novels were written in response to highlight the pros and cons of slavery. One of the novels to tout the propaganda of slavery in the South, The Planter's Northern Bride, was written by Caroline Lee Hentz. Hentz was born a Northerner but lived in the South for nearly 30 years and adopted it as her home. Harriet Ann Jacobs wrote an anti-slavery book in 1861 which documented her experiences as a slave. Her autobiographical slave narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, was originally meant to be appropriated for Stowe's next book. Jacobs was offended by this proposal and declared she would write her story herself.