Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly

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Penguin Publishing Group, 1998 - Fiction - 490 pages
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In a nation divided on the slavery question, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' had the profound effect of defining and calling dramatic attention to the issues involved. Though a century had passed since the novel's first publication, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is curiously undated, surprisingly sophisticated, deeply moving.

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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

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About the author (1998)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, daughter of the Reverend Lyman Beecher of the local Congregational Church. In 1832, the family moved to Cincinnati, where Harriet married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a professor at the seminary, in 1836. The border town of Cincinnati was alive with abolitionist conflict and there Mrs. Stowe took an active part in community life. She came into contact with fugitive slaves, and learned from friends and from personal visits what life was like for the Negro in the South. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Law was passed, and that same year Harriet's sister-in-law urged the author to put her feelings about the evils of slavery into words. Uncle Tom's Cabin was first published serially during 1851-52 in The National Era, and in book form in 1852. In one year more than 300,000 copies of the novel were sold. Mrs. Stowe continued to write, publishing eleven other novels and numerous articles before her death at the age of eighty-five in Hartford, Connecticut.

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