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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Full Version)
     

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Full Version)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the United States, so much so in the latter case that the novel intensified the sectional conflict leading to the American Civil War.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the United States, so much so in the latter case that the novel intensified the sectional conflict leading to the American Civil War.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012399328
Publisher:
BlueBug Classics
Publication date:
03/26/2011
Series:
Literary Classics Collection , #29
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
824 KB

Meet the Author

Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896)
was an American abolitionist and novelist, whose Uncle Tom's Cabin
(1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a
novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. It made
the political issues of the 1850's regarding slavery tangible to
millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North. It
angered and embittered the South. The impact is summed up in a
commonly quoted statement apocryphally attributed to Abraham
Lincoln. When he met Stowe, it is claimed that he said, "So you're
the little woman that started this great war!" Harriet Beecher was
born June 14, 1811, the seventh child of Protestant preacher, Lyman
Beecher, whose children would later include the famed abolitionist
theologian, Henry Ward Beecher. Harriet worked as a teacher with
her older sister Catharine: her earliest publication was a
geography for children, issued under her sister's name in 1833. In
1836, Harriet married Calvin Stowe, a clergyman and widower. Later
she and her husband moved to Brunswick, Maine when he obtained an
academic position at Bowdoin College. Harriet and Calvin had seven
children, but some died in early childhood. Her first children,
twin girls Hattie and Eliza, were born on September 29, 1836. Four
years later, in 1840, her son Frederick William was born. In 1848
the birth of Samuel Charles occurred, but in the following year, he
died from a cholera epidemic. Stowe helped to support her family
financially by writing for local and religious periodicals. During
her life, she wrote poems, travel books, biographical sketches, and
children's books, as well as adult novels. She met and corresponded
with people as varied as Lady Byron, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and
George Eliot. While she wrote at least ten adult novels, Harriet
Beecher Stowe is predominantly known for her first, Uncle Tom's
Cabin (1852). Begun as a serial for the Washington anti-slavery
weekly, the National Era, it focused public interest on the issue
of slavery, and was deeply controversial. In writing the book,
Stowe drew on her personal experience: she was familiar with
slavery, the antislavery movement, and the underground railroad
because Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio,
where Stowe had lived, was a slave state.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Full Version) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just to make things clear, this is the unabridged version, so nothing from the book is edited. This is a great book that really showed how life was back then and I really recommend it.
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Uncle Tom's cabin is a very touching story telling the life of a family of slaves. Uncle Tom is the heart of the story working on Mr. Shelbys farm. He has a wife and a son and he even has is own little cabin that Mr. Shelby has supplied him. Tom was happy there and the tought of escaping never crossed his mind. He believed that God put him there for a reason. Writen by Harriet Beecher Stowe, this touching story is unforgettable. The story sets in the south on a slave plantation were the slaves work for their owners and the thought of being sold to a different owner stays with them everyday. Not only does this story talk about the story of time but it is filled with charecters from all walks of life ranging from the runnaway slaves tht tells the struggles they go through and all of the heartache they experiance when the two get seperated. Not only do the slaves suffer but their family does as well. Tom has a son and for the most of his little life he won't understand why his dad has left. For most of Tom's journey through this book he gets traded from owner to owner and finaly gets settled in with an abusive, angered and strict man. Tom still finds away to keep faith and believes that God will light the way. Plus he meets some odd charectors throughout the story like Topsy a daranged and clumsy little slave girl that finds fun in entertaining anyone who will watch. I would recomend this book to everyone and anyone because it teaches you the morals of life and that no matter what always keep faith because Tom never lost hope and he found the light in the most dimmest moments because he knew that God was always on his side protecting him This book is a must read because it has a lot of historical facts and it gives you a glimpse into the eyes of a different race and what they had to experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book could be better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gtg :( sorry....l'll get on tonight when l get home from VBS....ttyl my bnff luv u and lm sooooo glad we kinda have a book again :(: lets hope this lag gets fixed soon...