9780486440286

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486440286

  • ISBN10:

    0486440281

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2005
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852, it became an international blockbuster, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone in its first year. Progressive for her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the earliest writers to offer a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery. Her stirring indictment and portrait of human dignity in the most inhumane circumstances enlightened hundreds of thousands by revealing the human costs of slavery, which had until then been cloaked and justified by the racist misperceptions of the time. Langston Hughes called it "a moral battle cry," noting that "the love and warmth and humanity that went into its writing keep it alive a century later," and Tolstoy described it as "flowing from love of God and man."

Author Biography

Charles Johnson is Pollock Chair in Humanities at the University of Washington. One of the most admired American writers of recent decades, he is the author of four novels [including Middle Passage, which won the National Book Award], numerous short stories, and more than twenty screenplays

Table of Contents

Preface 1(2)
In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity
3(8)
The Mother
11(3)
The Husband and Father
14(4)
An Evening in Uncle Tom's Cabin
18(10)
Showing the Feelings of Living Property on Changing Owners
28(7)
Discovery
35(7)
The Mother's Struggle
42(11)
Eliza's Escape
53(13)
In Which It Appears That a Senator Is but a Man
66(14)
The Property Is Carried Off
80(8)
In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind
88(11)
Select Incident of Lawful Trade
99(14)
The Quaker Settlement
113(8)
Evangeline
121(8)
Of Tom's New Master, and Various Other Matters
129(13)
Tom's Mistress and Her Opinions
142(16)
The Freeman's Defence
158(14)
Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions
172(13)
Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions, Continued
185(17)
Topsy
202(12)
Kentuck
214(4)
``The Grass Withereth---The Flower Fadeth''
218(6)
Henrique
224(7)
Foreshadowings
231(5)
The Little Evangelist
236(4)
Death
240(11)
``This Is the Last of Earth''
251(7)
Reunion
258(12)
The Unprotected
270(6)
The Slave Warehouse
276(9)
The Middle Passage
285(5)
Dark Places
290(7)
Cassy
297(6)
The Quadroon's Story
303(9)
The Tokens
312(5)
Emmeline and Cassy
317(6)
Liberty
323(5)
The Victory
328(9)
The Stratagem
337(8)
The Martyr
345(6)
The Young Master
351(5)
An Authentic Ghost Story
356(5)
Results
361(7)
The Liberator
368(3)
Concluding Remarks
371

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