Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852-1859?)

“Euclid… is no child for effecting social revolutions, but an impassioned song may set a world in conflagration.” ~ The London Times (3 September 1852)

Mary Blane (1840s)

The lost-love minstrel tune “Mary Blane”¬†was one of the most popular songs of the early minstrel era (see Mahar’s list):