Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin

byHarriet Beecher Stowe

Kobo ebook | July 1, 2003

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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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Harriet Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, one of nine children of the distinguished Congregational minister and stern Calvinist, Lyman Beecher. Of her six brothers, five became ministers, one of whom, Henry Ward Beecher, was considered the finest pulpit orator of his day. In 1832 Harriet Beecher went with her family to Cinci...
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Title:Uncle Tom's CabinFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2003Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553897691

ISBN - 13:9780553897692

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This is one of those books you must read in life and not just read but take the time to digest and understand
Date published: 2014-03-18