Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Tale Of Life Among The Lowly
1852. Illustrated. Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary 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. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.