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Uncle Tom's Cabin and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
     

Uncle Tom's Cabin and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

by Christopher W. Bigsby, Harriet Beecher Stowe
 
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

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460871396
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback
Publication date:
11/15/1993
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.53(d)

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