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Uncle Tom is the title character of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin
Read the article with great interest. I have some things I should like to say about the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin but I do not know how blogging works at all. After many, many tries, this is the first one I found that let me give an opinion. My view is that Uncle Tom hardly deserves the opprobrium with which his name is connected in our time. I also have some historical facts that illustrate much of what I think is the reason so many Bible readers did support slavery, and I should like to connect many older laws about slavery, from times before it was a legal act in The United States, to the laws passed during the time when slaves were burdened with their lot here.

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin is as relevant today as it was when it was published more than 150 years ago. When I look at our current world with genocide in Darfur; genital mutilation of women in certain parts or the world; “hate” crimes; and other atrocities…some perfectly legal or (even worse) ignored…I realize we still have a long way to go before we have equality or justice. Reading Stowe’s novel should be required.

 

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Sorry so late finding your review but I just read the book myself for the 1st time. I think your review is right on. I don’t understand why it is not mandatory reading in schools – it should be in either a lit or history class. It is one of the best American novels ever written. Further more, Uncle Tom is not a character to be scorned but one who should be respected by all.


Stowe notes in the final chapters that although Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a work of fiction, it is based on actual events and the characters are created from people she knew or were told about. Perhaps this is why her prose rings true and clear, and the characters spring to life on the pages. Stowe’s portrayal of the black characters is stereotypical in many ways, a sign of when this work was written. Despite this, Stowe seems ahead of her time, exposing the hypocrisy of the “good masters” and the religious people (including the Northern abolitionists).


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Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in 1811, the seventh child of Congregational minister and reformer Lyman Beecher. Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly, a melodramatic story of slavery and slave-hunters, was first published beginning in 1851 as a ten-month serial in the National Era, an abolitionist newspaper. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the most influential novel in U.S. history, galvanizing northern public opinion against slavery and enraging southern slaveholders who believed they had been unfairly maligned. Published in book form in 1852, it quickly sold 300,000 copies, and eventually sold 7 million copies worldwide. Although it was a novel, northerners widely considered Uncle Tom’s Cabin to be a truthful account. Southern critics disagreed, charging that Stowe had fabricated (or at least exaggerated) her tale, and in 1854 Stowe published The Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which cited real-life sources for the characters and incidents in the novel.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe’s explosive 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin first appeared in print in serial form, in the anti-slavery journal The National Era. This announcement advertises the novel by touting its phenomenal popularity and quoting at length from a religious journal’s favorable review. The review conveys the attitude of many ardent abolitionists, who saw the book as a truthful depiction of slavery and a powerful weapon in the struggle to abolish it. The review insists that Stowe’s novel is so moving, any human being who can read it without weeping would be exceptional enough to exhibit in the American Museum.

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And “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is full of indelible American scenes: Eliza’s escape across the river on ice floes (here she moves from bench to bench, as the other actors place them in front of her); the death of little Eva; Legree’s brutal whipping of Uncle Tom.