Uncle Tom's Cabin the anti-slavery masterpiece by Harriet Beecher Stowe caused a sensation when it was published in 1852. Laying the groundwork for the Civil War by emphasizing the moral failure at the heart of slavery. Intensifying the conflict between the north and south it had sold over 300,000 copies in the first year and went on to be the 19th century's best seller. The sentimental novel fetchers Uncle Tom a long suffering black slave who the other characters revolve. Depicting the reality of slavery she shows that Christian love can overcome even the destructive nature of enslavement.
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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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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 788 pages. 9.00x1.78x6.00 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1479166464