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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. (TWO VOLUMES) by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - First Edition - from Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books (SKU: 2281)


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by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. BAL Binding B variant. "25th thousand" on each title page. First Edition, Second Printing. Original brown cloth, gilt vignette of cabin on upper boards. BAL notes first publication date in March, with 50,000 printed by May 15. Hobart & Robbins imprint on copyright page of both volumes. Sympathetically and skillfully recased and rebacked with original spines laid down. Foxing and spotting present on both volumes, particularly heavy on the preliminary pages of Volume II. A very respectable and attractive set of one of the most significant works in American history and letters.


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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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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Our inventory is housed in the second story of a stone house inspired by the architectural style found in the Cotswold region of England. Visitors are welcome by appointment. We are located one hour east of Kansas City, surrounded by 80 acres of woodland and prairie that form the landscape of Green Gate Farm. Member ABAA/ILAB


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