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Uncle Tom's Cabin ; or, Life Among the Lowly

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Uncle Tom's Cabin ; or, Life Among the Lowly

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Boston and Cleveland: John P. Jewett & Co. / Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. First edition. later issue . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Two volume set. Title pages both state "hundredth thousand." A good set with scattered foxing to pages.


In Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe, the title character Uncle Tom is a long-suffering slave, loyal to both his faith and his master. Presented with an opportunity to escape, he instead chooses to remain in slavery to avoid embarrassing his master. After being sold to a slave trader, Tom suffers brutal treatment and is eventually beaten to death for his refusal to betray his friends — made to represent an ideal of true Christianity. Enormously popular (it was the best-selling novel of the 19th century) and influential, it’s publication in 1852 was instrumental in bringing visibility to the cruel reality of slavery. In more recent years, it has come under considerable criticism for its portrayal of meekness and subservience and the phrase “Uncle Tom” is sometimes used as an epithet for someone seen as overly subservient. 

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On Mar 31 2020, a reader said:
Excellent book to gain empathy and insight into the enslaved pathos, struggle and plight! This book presents well designed ideas to ennoble and elivate the human race as brothers, and sisters of a common God, and Father of us all.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin ; or, Life Among the Lowly
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
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First edition. later issue
John P. Jewett & Co. / Jewett, Proctor & Worthington
Place of Publication
Boston and Cleveland
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