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This Second Edition is based on the original 1852 book edition published in two volumes by John P Jewett and Company Boston and includes all original illustrations The text is accompanied by a preface and detailed explanatory annotations to assist the reader with obscure historical terms and biblical allusionsBackgrounds and Contexts includes a wealth of historical documents addressing the issues of slavery and abolitionism New visuals in the Second Wow I wish this was still reuired reading in schools Can you imagine a book that was credited by President Lincoln with bringing about the Civil War and is known to have so affected the hearts of readers that it changed their opinions of slavery is hardly read in the country whose face it changed

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

Years of writing about the novel Paul Laurence Dunbar Jane P Tompkins and Susan M Ryan among others admire Uncle Tom's Cabin for its social vision and artistry while James Baldwin and Sophia Cantave among others argue that the book's racism continues to promote misperceptions and that its prominence does ongoing damage A Chronology of Stowe's life and work a Brief Timeline of Slavery in America and an updated Selected Bibliography are also included Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Uncle Tom s Cabin written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe For some reason we didn t read this book in high school possibly an excerpt or two was thrown in front of us but I honestly don t really remember reading it until freshman year of college Prior to reading it the silly and uneducated man I was thought Ms Stowe was an African American telling the story about slavery in America not all that different from The Underground Railroad stories Please forgive me as I had difficulty reading books that showed the harsh slices of life and cruelties people suffered It just doesn t cross my mind that I could ever treat someone differently because of what they look like or where they came from and the immature part of me avoided reading about those who did But it s important to read these types of books as sometimes it is the only way to open another s eyesThen it was listed on our syllabus to read in our spring semester for an English course And I dove in since it was reuired As I got into it I realized how great the book actually was And you know what that s not the story at all Ms Stowe came from a Puritanical and religious family She was an abolitionist She wanted to fix the situation And this book was one way she attempted to do so by showing how any Christian could not believe in slavery Though some of her ideas were a little too vague and at times she may even cross the line by doing a few of the things she tells people not to do the book really shines a necessary light on what people were thinking at the time I feel like we might need to read this book again as a country to figure out what the hell we re doing going back 150 years in time But I don t get political so enough of thatWith this book you need to have some understanding of society religion and culture in America s history I wouldn t take it on without have a decent background in knowing how things came together from 1776 to 1856 Those 80 years were very strong but also very disparate two countries were forming not one in America Having some knowledge of Puritan life is helpful too Perhaps reading The Scarlet Letter first might give you some background Everyone needs to read this book just to see what was going on in some folks minds at this time It may not change your views on the entire situation but it will give you to think about when it comes to religion s place in government society and daily life And I mean that as a philosophical and sociological discussion not placing blame or positives and negatives on different groups of people It s just the kind of book to get you talking about something which needed to be radically changed and fixed About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by

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Edition include a selection of abolition posters and records of torture Also newly included is J Hector St John de Crevecoeur's eyewitness account of slavery as a visitor to the United States a selection from David Walker's Appeal and Henrietta King's autobiographical account of the horror of slaveryCriticism presents a balanced view of the ongoing controversy over Uncle Tom's Cabin in fifteen reviews and scholarly interpretations spanning than 150 Uncle Tom s Cabin highlights the disgusting evil and immoral times of slavery in American history This sentimental novel is fictional but shares truth in what life was like for slaves and how they were treated during these dark times It s been said that this book helped lay the groundwork for the American Civil War This was a recommended read for my daughter s American History curriculum but not a reuired one I ve always wanted to read it and now I can say it s one of the most difficult books I ve ever read both in the way it s written and also the content The sentence structure and word use made it hard to follow at times Not only that the story flips around between characters which I didn t particularly care for We found a narrator Buck Schirner that does an excellent job with the different voices which really pulls you into the novel making the dialect easier to readThe story follows Tom a devout Christian slave whose owner Mr Shelby has fallen into financial difficulties having no choice but to sell Tom and other valuable slaves Living with the Shelbys Tom s had many luxuries including a decent wardrobe books and a wife and children He s been treated decently and appreciates everything he has He mourns having to leave them and the family mourns the loss of him and the others as well As time goes on and Tom is transferred from place to place he meets new people some kind and some callousThis book isn t just Tom s story there are other characters including some of the slaves who were living with Tom at the Shelby plantation who have now gone separate ways Their stories sort of revolve around Toms I felt for the characters and found myself on the edge of my seat at times especially with Eliza on her journey with her young son HarryThere are other themes aside from slavery here including religion righteousness social roles of women family and freedom The Christian theme is very strong which wasn t expected I was completely unaware that the author would connect Christianity with views on slavery As to how the book made me feel it made me sick at times The discussions between slave owners with their talk of property and their complete disregard for humanity is hard to digest Blacks weren t expected to have feelings in fact they were expected to be tolerant throughout come what may These belief systems are insane Perhaps what hit me the hardest was the nightmare of families being torn apart for the mothers and children especially As a mother myself I can t even fathom how some of the men and women during this time could stand back so reserved and truly believe that a person s skin color made them less than human not able to learn love or have any feelings for that matter and then to watch these women s children ripped away from them The constant degradation of Blacks and the racial slurs were upsetting For a melancholic person such as myself I can say with certainty that this book stressed me out and made me angry With that said I was also uplifted and inspired by Tom s unwavering strength and faith It s very thought provoking how divided people were then much the same as we are today This book most definitely encourages discussionI ll likely never want to read this book again but I feel this is such an important read and I ll even go so far as to say that it should be reuired reading for upper grades regardless of the religious ideology4


10 thoughts on “Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

  1. says:

    ONE READER'S CONFUSION ABOUT WHY UNCLE TOM MEANS ANYTHING BUT HERO30 stars First I am glad I have finally read this book given its historical significance and the very positive impact that it had on American history That said from a literary perspective I didn't find this book to be particularly well written and am doubtful of whether it would be much remembered or considered a classic but for the aforementioned historical signif

  2. says:

    Wow I wish this was still reuired reading in schools Can you imagine a book that was credited by President Lincoln with bringing about the Civil War and is known to have so affected the hearts of readers that it changed their opinions of slavery is hardly read in the country whose face it changed

  3. says:

    This book is one of the most moving provocative pieces of literature I've ever read and it's the first time that I can recall being moved to tears from a book As long as I live I will never be able to remove from my mind the vision of Eliza panicked and frenzied in the dead of the night with her baby boy in her

  4. says:

    893 From 1001 Books Uncle Tom’s cabin; or life among the lowly Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly is

  5. says:

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin highlights the disgusting evil and immoral times of slavery in American history This sentimental novel is fictional but shares truth in what life was like for slaves and how they were treated during these dark times It’s been said that this book helped lay the groundwork for the American Civil War This was a re

  6. says:

    Talk of the abuses of slavery Humbug The thing itself is the essence of all abuse I remembered this uote from Uncle Tom's Cabin all of a sudden when I accidentally paraphrased it in a discussion on gun control a

  7. says:

    It's not really this book's fault that it sucks Harriet Beecher Stowe's heart was in the right place she aimed to expose the evils of slavery Abraham Lincoln is said to have called her the “little woman who wrote the book that made this great war” That's patronizing and it didn't but it didn't hurt eitherBut it hasn't aged we

  8. says:

    The main character of Uncle Tom's Cabin and at least one of the minor characters are freuently mocked by modern black activists rappers and comedians Therefore when I began reading this novel originally published in 1852 I was expecting a woefully outdated story with painful outrageous stereotypes and archaic language and had prepared myself for a real struggle to navigate through it in order to see how this book mobi

  9. says:

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Uncle Tom's Cabin written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe For some reason we didn't read this book in high school; possibly an excerpt or two was thrown in front of us but I honestly don't really remember reading it until freshman year of college Prior to reading it the silly a

  10. says:

    I’m going to keep this one very short and relatively sweet Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a wonderfully forward thinking book full of optimism hope and one that captures the simple and honest nature that comes with a genuine hero who is faced with tyranny It’s a monumentally important book historically speaking this