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Uncle Tom's Cabin Or, Life among the Lowly

ISBN-10: 1593080387

ISBN-13: 9781593080389

Edition: 2003

Authors: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Amanda Claybaugh, Amanda Claybaugh

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Nearly every young author dreams of writing a book that will literally change the world. A few have succeeded, and Harriet Beecher Stowe is such a marvel. Although the American anti-slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself, Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) galvanized public opinion as nothing had before. The book sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 in its first year. Its vivid dramatization of slavery’s cruelties so aroused readers that it is said Abraham Lincoln told Stowe her work had been a catalyst for the Civil War. Today the novel is often labeled condescending, but its characters—Tom, Topsy, Little Eva, Eliza, and the evil Simon Legree—still have the power to move our hearts. Though “Uncle Tom” has become a synonym for a fawning black yes-man, Stowe’s Tom is actually American literature’s first black hero, a man who suffers for refusing to obey his white oppressors. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a living, relevant story, passionate in its vivid depiction of the cruelest forms of injustice and inhumanity—and the courage it takes to fight against them.
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Introduction
Chronology of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Life and Work
Historical Context of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Notes
Interpretive Notes
Critical Excerpts
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for the Interested Reader