A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story Is Founded

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486807223

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8760

"I highly recommend reading this supplement in conjunction with Ms. Stowe's novel to gain a better understanding of the history of our nation." — The Literary South In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom's Cabin, an instant classic that received overwhelming acclaim by Northerners and other abolitionist readers. Southerners, conversely, strongly denied the novel's accuracy. The following year Stowe answered pro-slavery critics with this unique bestseller, a meticulous and thoughtful defense of her work, which cites real-life equivalents to her characters. Southern readers were further incensed by this follow-up volume, their wrath in no small part inflamed by a Yankee woman's presuming to tell men what to think. A critical aspect of Stowe's Key is her critique of the law's support of not only the institution of slavery but also the mistreatment of individual slaves. As in the original novel, her challenge extends beyond slavery to the law itself. American society's first widely read political novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin influenced the development of the nation's literature, particularly in terms of protest writing. This supplement to the novel offers valuable insights into a historical and literary landmark.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113795

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7660

The moving abolitionist novel that fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852 and melodramatically condemned the institution of slavery through powerfully realized characters.
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Uncle Tom's Cabins

The Transnational History of America's Most Mutable Book

Author: Tracy C Davis,Stefka Mihaylova

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472123564

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 414

View: 9810

As Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin traveled around the world, it was molded by the imaginations and needs of international audiences. For over 150 years it has been coopted for a dazzling array of causes far from what its author envisioned. This book tells thirteen variants of Uncle Tom’s journey, explicating the novel’s significance for Canadian abolitionists and the Liberian political elite that constituted the runaway characters’ landing points; nineteenth-century French theatergoers; liberal Cuban, Romanian, and Spanish intellectuals and social reformers; Dutch colonizers and Filipino nationalists in Southeast Asia; Eastern European Cold War communists; Muslim readers and spectators in the Middle East; Brazilian television audiences; and twentieth-century German holidaymakers. Throughout these encounters, Stowe’s story of American slavery serves as a paradigm for understanding oppression, selectively and strategically refracting the African American slave onto other iconic victims and freedom fighters. The book brings together performance historians, literary critics, and media theorists to demonstrate how the myriad cultural and political effects of Stowe’s enduring story has transformed it into a global metanarrative with national, regional, and local specificity.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 508

View: 7323

Posted in African Americans

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393288218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 664

View: 2409

“Elizabeth Ammons has produced a first-rate Norton Critical Edition with Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” —Mason I. Lowance, Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst “I will definitely use this edition again. The critical materials at the end of the book helped my students to have informed, productive class discussions.” —Heidi Oberholtzer Lee, University of Notre Dame This Norton Critical Edition includes: The 1852 first book edition, accompanied by Elizabeth Ammons’s preface, note on the text, and explanatory annotations. Twenty-two illustrations. A rich selection of historical documents on slavery and abolitionism. Seventeen critical reviews spanning more than 160 years. A Chronology, A Brief Time Line of Slavery in America, and an updated Selected Bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.
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The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe,Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393059465

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 558

An interpretation of the American classic refutes statements about the work's dehumanizing qualities as cited by James Baldwin in 1955, explaining how it served to raise period awareness about slavery and abolitionism and continues to provide insight into modern race relations and other social issues. 30,000 first printing.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Children's Book

Uncle Tom's Picture Book

Author: Anonymous,John P. Jewett

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500836412

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 4280

Uncle Tom's Cabin Children's Book The purpose of the Editor of this little Work, has been to adapt it for the juvenile family circle. The verses have accordingly been written by the Authoress for the capacity of the youngest readers, and have been printed in a large bold type. The prose parts of the book, which are well suited for being read aloud in the family circle, are printed in a smaller type, and it is presumed that in these our younger friends will claim the assistance of their older brothers or sisters, or appeal to the ready aid of their mamma. January, 1853. THIS LITTLE WORK IS DESIGNED TO ADAPT MRS. STOWE'S TOUCHING NARRATIVE TO THE UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE YOUNGEST READERS AND TO FOSTER IN THEIR HEARTS A GENEROUS SYMPATHY FOR THE WRONGED NEGRO RACE OF AMERICA.
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Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author: Carl Waters

Publisher: Bright Sons Media, LLC

ISBN: 9781939805003

Category: Kentucky

Page: 280

View: 5026

An adaptation of Uncle Tom's cabin, told from the slaves' point of view.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Thrift Study Edition

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486321010

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6425

Includes the unabridged text of Stowe's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated


Category: Fiction

Page: 587

View: 1837

In the nineteenth century Uncle Tom's Cabin sold more copies than any other book in the world except the Bible. It was quickly translated into thirty-seven languages and has never gone out of print. The book had a far-reaching impact and deeply affected the national conscience of antebellum America. The Norton Critical Edition text is that of the 1852 book edition, published in two volumes by John P. Jewett and Company, Boston; original illustrations are included. Annotations are provided to assist the reader with obscure historical terms and biblical allusions. Backgrounds and Contexts includes a wealth of historical material relevant to slavery and abolitionism. Among the documents presented are Josiah Henson's 1849 slave narrative (named by Stowe as one of the sources for the novel); Solomon Northup's eyewitness account of an 1841 slave auction; Harriet Jacobs's narrative of her life as a fifteen-year-old slave; two epistolary accounts by ex-slave and abolitionist William Wells Brown, which document events in Uncle Tom's Cabin; two crucial excerpts from Stowe's Key to "Uncle Tom's Cabin " which provide the real-life basis for characters and events in the novel; and accounts of Tom-Shows and the anti-Uncle Tom literature that sprang up in response to the novel's publication. Illustrative material includes slave advertisements, runaway slave posters, and illustrations for the first British edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Britain's premier illustrator, George Cruikshank, as well as popular illustrations from American editions of the novel. Criticism is arranged under two headings. "Nineteenth-Century Reviews and Reception" includes critiques by George Sand, William G. Allen and Ethiop (both from Frederick Douglass' Paper), George F. Holmes, and Paul Laurence Dunbar, among others. Twentieth-Century Criticism collects five of the best critical assessments of the novel's continuing impact on American society. With the exception of James Baldwin's groundbreaking essay, "Everybody's Protest Novel," the critical essays date from the years 1985 to 1992. Jane P. Tompkins investigates why the text was excluded from the canon for most of the twentieth century. Robert S. Levine provides an overview of the text's popular reception and influence since publication, including current critical schools and critics. Hortense J. Spillers takes a textual/linguistic view in her comparison between Stowe and Ishmael Reed as "impression points in the literary imagination of slavery." And Christina Zwarg traces the influence Stowe's feminism had on her treatment of fatherhood and its effect on the home. A Chronology of Stowe's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.
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Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

Author: Christine Rudisel,Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486780619

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9155

Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad.
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A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (1853)( Anti-Slavery ) Novel by

Harriet Beecher Stowe a Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542799010


Page: 392

View: 6649

A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin is a book by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was published to document the veracity of the depiction of slavery in Stowe's anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). First published in 1853 by Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, the book also provides insights into Stowe's own views on slavery.After the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Southerners accused Stowe of misrepresenting slavery. In order to show that she had neither lied about slavery nor exaggerated the plight of enslaved people, she compiled A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin. The book was subtitled "Presenting the Original Facts and Documents upon Which the Story Is Founded, Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work"
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The Givens Collection

Author: Harriet Jacobs,Lydia Maria Child,Louise Meriwether

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743460561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 4429

Recounts the author's childhood as a slave, her escape to the north, and the help she received from both blacks and whites, and documents the degradation and injustices of slavery.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 413

View: 2593

Posted in Chicago (Ill.)

Famous Women of the Civil War Coloring Book

Author: Peter F. Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486407999

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6691

Ready-to-color illustrations depict thirty famous women of the Civil War with informative captions highlighting their roles and accomplishments.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Robert Frost

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698141784

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 7891

A deluxe edition of Frost’s early poems, selected by poet David Orr for the centennial of “The Road Not Taken” For one hundred years, Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” has enchanted and challenged readers with its deceptively simple premise—a person reaches a fork in the road, facing a choice full of doubt and possibility. The Road Not Taken and Other Poems presents Frost’s best-loved poem along with other works from his brilliant early years, including such poems as “After Apple-Picking,” “The Oven Bird,” and “Mending Wall.” Award-winning poet and critic David Orr’s introduction discusses why Frost remains so central (if often misunderstood) in American culture and how the beautiful intricacy of his poetry keeps inviting generation after generation to search for meaning in his work. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antislavery movements

Page: 511

View: 4621

Posted in Antislavery movements

Father Henson's Story of His Own Life

Author: Josiah Henson

Publisher: Boston : J.P. Jewett ; Cleveland : H.P.B. Jewett


Category: African American abolitionists

Page: 212

View: 2867

Posted in African American abolitionists