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Uncle Tom's Cabin This Second Edition Is Based On The Original 1852 Book Edition, Published In Two Volumes By John P Jewett And Company, Boston, And Includes All Original Illustrations The Text Is Accompanied By A Preface And Detailed Explanatory Annotations To Assist The Reader With Obscure Historical Terms And Biblical Allusions Backgrounds And Contexts Includes A Wealth Of Historical Documents Addressing The Issues Of Slavery And Abolitionism New Visuals In The Second Edition Include A Selection Of Abolition Posters And Records Of Torture Also Newly Included Is J Hector St John De Crevecoeur S Eyewitness Account Of Slavery As A Visitor To The United States, A Selection From David Walker S Appeal, And Henrietta King S Autobiographical Account Of The Horror Of Slavery Criticism Presents A Balanced View Of The Ongoing Controversy Over Uncle Tom S Cabin In Fifteen Reviews And Scholarly Interpretations Spanning Than 150 Years Of Writing About The Novel Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jane P Tompkins, And Susan M Ryan, Among Others, Admire Uncle Tom S Cabin For Its Social Vision And Artistry, While James Baldwin And Sophia Cantave, Among Others, Argue That The Book S Racism Continues To Promote Misperceptions And That Its Prominence Does Ongoing Damage A Chronology Of Stowe S Life And Work, A Brief Timeline Of Slavery In America, And An Updated Selected Bibliography Are Also Included.

10 thoughts on “Uncle Tom's Cabin

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    ONE READER S CONFUSION ABOUT WHY UNCLE TOM MEANS ANYTHING BUT HERO3.0 stars First, I am glad I have finally read this book given its historical significance and the very positive impact that it had on American history That said, from a literary perspective, I didn t find this book to be particularly well written and am doubtful of whether it would be much remembered or considered a classic but for the aforementioned historical significance and the creation of the character of Uncle Tom on that below The prose is not horrible, but neither is it exceptional It s just okay Since I assume everyone is familiar with the substance and background of the book I will not summarize it here Others have done a much bettermjob of it However, I do want to share an observation about the main character, Uncle Tom, that struck me pretty hard Prior to reading this book, if you would have asked me about the character of Uncle Tom, I would have said that he was a character portrayed as a weak willed slave who did everything he could to please his white master no matter what abuses were heaped upon him This opinion, wrong as I now think it is, would have been based in large part on the derogatory nature of the term Uncle Tom in the African American community as someone who has sold out their heritage and beliefs in order to be successful After reading the book, I don t think I can adequately express how STRONGLY I disagree with that characterization I would place Uncle Tom a...

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    Wow I wish this was still required reading in schools Can you imagine a book that was credited by President Lincoln with bringing about the Civil War, and is known to have so affected the hearts of readers that it changed their opinions of slavery is hardly read in the country whose face it changed

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    This book is one of the most moving, provocative pieces of literature I ve ever read, and it s the first time that I can recall being moved to tears from a book As long as I live, I will never be able to remove from my mind the vision of Eliza, panicked and frenzied, in the dead of the night with her baby boy in her arms, leaping across the frozen ice of the Ohio river to escape the trader her baby had been sold to And if anyone wants to read a profound and well written narrative for the view of a Black Slave, look to George s monologue on page 127 128, where he is at the Inn with Mr Wilson, disguised as a white upperclass gentlemen, and explaining to Mr Wilson how he feels about his country.I was involved in the book up to that point, but after that, this book owned me This should be required reading of every American Citizen, and it s in my top five of the most important books I have ever read For whatever the cause of the American people, it all comes down to When in the co...

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    Talk of the abuses of slavery Humbug The thing itself is the essence of all abuse I remembered this quote from Uncle Tom s Cabin all of a sudden when I accidentally paraphrased it in a discussion on gun control at school Some issues can t be solved by half measures They have to be abolished.There are books that shape who you are I remember when I first read Uncle Tom s Cabin as a young girl Before that, I had only a vague idea of slavery in America as a historical phase, something I imagined as an evil that was no With this novel, I entered the world of rage Literature has the power to engage where statistics leave you cold, it has the power to make you feel what other people feel, and to see what abstract terms mean in real, everyday life.Decades later, teaching slave trade and abolitionist movements in Humanities classes, I still felt the anger, the sorrow, the shame And I realised that literature does that to you it gives you a social conscience if you are brave enough to compare notes and check your privileges The horrors of white supremacy can hardly be better told than in this tale of love and suffering and rage, so shocking to read as a young adult, and yet so necessary I shudder when I think of our current political climate of hostility and intolerance towards any human beings that are distinctly different from our own tribe And I feel both rage and sorrow as I know there are far too few adolescents today who are willing to put in the ti...

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    893 Uncle Tom s cabin or, life among the lowly, Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe Published in 1852, the novel helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War , according to Will Kaufman Stowe, a Connecticut born teacher at the Hartford Female Seminary and an active abolitionist, featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long suff...

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    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Uncle Tom s Cabin, written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe For some reason, we didn t read this book in high school possibly an excerpt or two was thrown in front of us, but I honestly don t really remember reading it until freshman year of college Prior to reading it, the silly and uneducated man I was thought Ms Stowe was an African American telling the story about slavery in America, not all that different from The Underground Railroad stories Please forgive me, as I had difficulty reading books that showed the harsh slices of life and cruelties people suffered It just doesn t cross my mind that I could ever treat someone differently because of what they look like or where they came from and the immature part of me avoided reading about those who did But it s important to read these types of books as sometimes it is the only way to open another s eyes.Then it was listed on our syllabus to read in our spring semester for an English course And I dove in since...

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    The main character of Uncle Tom s Cabin, and at least one of the minor characters, are frequently mocked by modern black activists, rappers and comedians Therefore, when I began reading this novel, originally published in 1852, I was expecting a woefully outdated story with painful, outrageous stereotypes and archaic language, and had prepared myself for a real struggle to navigate through it in order to see how this book mobilized people in the USA against slavery.The story, its delivery and its characters turned out to be nothing like they have been portrayed to me over the years Nothing And importantly, it is still a powerful call for justice and equality than 150 years later.It was a difficult read at first, but after the first 100 pages or so, I was hooked.Harriet Beecher Stowe paints Tom not as subservient to white men or any men but as absolutely defiant, a man who serves only one master Jesus Christ Uncle Tom s defiance is in stark contrast to everything I ve ever heard about him Stowe never, ever implies in any way that slaves should work only to please their earth bound masters and never pursue freedom or personal dignity contrary to ...

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    I m going to keep this one very short and relatively sweet Uncle Tom s Cabin is a wonderfully forward thinking book full of optimism, hope and one that captures the simple and honest nature that comes with a genuine hero who is faced with tyranny It s a monumentally important book, historically speaking this is one of the most influential pieces of literature ever w...

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    I know, I know, it s a monumental artifact in American history, and the catalyst to the spread of the abolitionist movement to the masses I totally appreciate the historical and cultural significance of this book No question.But seriously, y all This book SUCKS as a piece of literature For real I just can t get past how bad the writing is the reason why I m such a voracious reader is simple I read books for aesthetic pleasure That s it I really don t give a shit about anything beyond entertainment when I read If I can be enlightened, challenged, whatever at the same time Fantastic But if your writing sucks, I frankly don t want to waste my time with your crappy ass book And Harriet Beecher Stowe exceeded my limit for melodramatic turns of phrase by page 3 Preferencing the book itself over what the book represents is an unpopular view in a literary culture obsessed with shattering the canon ironic, considering that ...

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