Uncle Tom's Cabin by Alfred Kazin,Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Alfred Kazin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work -- exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward "the peculiar institution" and documenting, in heartrending detail, the tragic breakup of black Kentucky families "sold down the river." An immediate international sensation, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" sold 300,000 copies in the first year, was translated into thirty-seven languages, and has never gone out of print: its political impact was immense, its emotional influence immeasurable.

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Weight: 0.56 lbs

ISBN-10: 0553212184

ISBN-13: 9780553212181

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Used - Good (2 available) Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Books by Alfred Kazin, Harriet Beecher Stowe