Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 1, 2003 - Fiction - 544 pages
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Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work -- exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward "the peculiar institution" and documenting, in heartrending detail, the tragic breakup of black Kentucky families "sold down the river." An immediate international sensation, Uncle Tom's Cabin sold 300,000 copies in the first year, was translated into thirty-seven languages, and has never gone out of print: its political impact was immense, its emotional influence immeasurable.


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User Review  - wings2291 - LibraryThing

Very hard book to get through with the mix of basically ebonics and old english narrative. Would recommend the movie Amistad much more over this book to show the world of slavery in America, just ... Read full review

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User Review  - coffee.is.yum - LibraryThing

How do you rate a classic? It's certainly a difficult task. Do you rate by the enjoyment? The significance of the novel? Uncle Tom's Cabin is definitely significant. It did, after all, persuade many ... Read full review

Contents

on Changing Owners
35
State of Mind I I I I I I l 17
117
Miss Ophelias Experiences and Opinions Continued
248
Topsy
270
Kentuck
287
The Grass Withereththe Flower Fadeth
293
Henrique
301
Foreshadowings
310
Cassy
399
The Quadroons Story
407
The Tokens
419
Emmeline and Cassy
426
Liberty
434
The Victory
441
The Stratagem
453
The Maityr
464

The Little Evangelist
317
Death
322
This Is the Last of Earth
337
Reunion
346
The Unprotected
362
The Slave Warehouse
371
The Middle Passage
382
Dark Places
389
The Young Master
472
An Authentic Ghost Story
479
Results
486
The Liberator
496
Concluding Remarks
500
Bibliography
512
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