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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 (eBook - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ground breaking story follows a number of characters through their vastly different journeys and disparate points of view. Whether on the road to freedom travelling the Underground Railroad, or remaining in captivity, Stowe’s narrative exposed the bleak and harrowing nature of slavery to her contemporary society. The story’s central character Uncle Tom, whose affectionate owners are forced to sell him when they fall on hard times, finds himself being treated appallingly by his new slave-master, which tests his resolve and challenges his faith.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is credited with helping to fuel the abolitionist cause in the decades before the American Civil War and it shaped many of the other slave narratives of the era, such as Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs. Uncle Tom’s Cabin became one of the best-selling novels of the 19th century, and helped to establish the genre of sentimental fiction. It is estimated that over three million people have attended a stage play or musical adaptation of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and the story has also been adapted for the screen, most recently into a television movie starring Samuel L. Jackson in 1987.

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Authors: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Statement of Responsibility: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Title: Uncle Tom's cabin
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Content Type: text
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
Subject Headings: Slaves Fiction Slavery Fiction Southern States Fiction Plantation life Fiction Fugitive slaves Fiction African Americans Fiction Master and servant Fiction Uncle Tom (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Slaves
Slavery
Plantation life
Fugitive slaves
African Americans
Master and servant
Uncle Tom (Fictitious character)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 1443433829
9781443433822
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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Kindly old slave that was loved by everyone but his master. Lived a brutal life and eventually died a violent death. Fictional story.

Jul 21, 2014
  • ronrichardson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My thoughts after reading this book and looking into the history of when it was written, and why: I think this piece of fiction change are world for the best in so many different ways; when it was written, and even now in our times.
From opening minds to debating if this piece of fiction could be the truth in the darkest days of slavery in the United States of America.

May 25, 2013
  • youknitmetogether13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am reading this book right now and LOVING it! Beautiful story. I expected it to be boring and full of too many details, as many old books are. But I was pleasantly surprised. This book is still a treasure, in spite of the fact it was written over one hundred years ago.

Nov 15, 2011
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a selection for my book club and I was dismayed because I didn't expect to enjoy it and it was longer than I anticipated. But as is frequently the case, I was wrong. I did enjoy the book and it even made me cry in several spots. It is good to read from a historical perspective and is an excellent story.

Aug 01, 2011
  • snowbird922 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is unsurpassed by anything I have ever read in my life. It would be a dis-service to humanity to have never read this book. There are critics who say Tom's character bred the typical African American yes man. I however applaude his capacity and strenght to see that his soul could never be owned by his slave owner. Beecher-Stowe had a magnificent gift for writing and her words flowed through every fiber of my being. I can honestly say that no piece of literature will ever touch me as this book has. She is one of the greats.

Jul 01, 2011
  • stargazer77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book... on its own, and also in light of the time in which it was written - how controversial and powerful.

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Jun 02, 2011
  • MaryWillsonWWII rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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May 25, 2013
  • youknitmetogether13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

But there, on the bed, lay her slumbering boy, his long curs falling negligently around his unconscious face, his rosy mouth half open, his little fat hands thrown out over the bed-clothes, and a smile spread like a sunbeam over his whole face. "Poor boy! poor fellow!" said Eliza; "they have sold you! but your mother will save you yet!"

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