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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Negro Life in the Slave States of America with Forty Illustrations by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1852 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 027530)

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Negro Life in the Slave States of America with Forty Illustrations

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Negro Life in the Slave States of America with Forty Illustrations

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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London: Routledge and Company; C.H. Clarke and Co, 1852. Octavo. Third edition. 380 pages. Illustrated with 40 Besides this authorized version, there were twenty different pirated editions printed in London in 1852. When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beech Stowe according to Stowe family tradition he said: "So you're the little woman that started this great war!". While the quote is improbable, the work created one of the greatest literary fire storms in history. A fascinating study can also be found by reading the reviews of the book in South Carolina where reviewers, of course, attacked it though it was being sold regularly in the book stores of that state. Bound in 3/4 green morocco over green cloth, raised bands, compartments lettered and fully decorated in gilt, all edge marbled with matching endpapers, bookplate of John S. Shafter with his signature on title page. A very good copy.

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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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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
027530
Title
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Negro Life in the Slave States of America with Forty Illustrations
Author
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Routledge and Company; C.H. Clarke and Co
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1852
Keywords
Slavery, Fiction Uncle Tom; Abolitionism; John S. Shafter Copy
Bookseller catalogs
Black History;

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
octavo
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morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
raised band(s)
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bookplate
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title page
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Cloth
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