UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

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The latest podcast of ‘In Our Time’ talks about the book Uncle Tom's Cabin;

"When Abraham Lincoln met the writer Harriet Beecher Stowe after the start of the American Civil War, he reportedly said to her: 'So you're the little lady whose book started this big war'. Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1852, is credited as fuelling the cause to abolish slavery in the northern half of the United States in direct response to its continuation in the South.

The book deals with the harsh reality of slavery and the enduring power of Christian faith. It proved to be the bestselling novel of the 19th century, outselling the Bible in its first year of publication. Its fame spread internationally, Lord Palmerston praised it highly and Tolstoy reportedly said it was his favourite novel.

What impact did Uncle Tom's Cabin have on the abolitionist cause in America? How did the book create stereotypes about African Americans, many of which endure to this day? And what was its literary legacy?"

Contributors include Celeste-Marie Bernier, Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Nottingham, Sarah Meer, Lecturer and Director of Studies in English at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge and Clive Webb, Reader in American History at the University of Sussex.

14 Comments

hey this is very crule i think it is very wrong

hey this is very crule i think it is very wrong

hey this is very crule i think it is very wrong

holla thank you for putting this website up it gave me a lot of info for my school project thank you!!!
GO NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
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y back in the day did white people treat black peole that wat it is morally wrong
and God did not make it that way!

y back in the day did white people treat black peole that wat it is morally wrong!

This is so wrong me and my odyssey team are going to do a skit on it so it will spread around and maybe people will listen!! maybe you could join in on the fun. find a way to stop this by not bullying people by what they look like and appreciate them like you would your best ffriend!

It's hard to believe that us "Americans" in the past actually did this to someone, huh?

This is barely half of the actual cruelty.

it so wrong what people did to us african americans and i dont like that because we had rights and every person is equal to another person so kiss butt tom you evil witch slave owner

idiots

thanks i need this for a reading fair board

omg!!!!!!!!! i think that back then was really cruel and this should never repeat again i hope not ......i wish that this should never happen agin i read the book and it makes u cry

omg!!!!!!!!! i think that back then was really cruel and this should never repeat again i hope not ......i wish that this should never happen agin i read the book and it makes u cry

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