1852 Southern Uncle Tom's Cabin Civil War 1st Edition Slave Trade Negro Slavery For Sale
"UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" AS IT IS
BEING NARRATIVES SCENES, AND INCIDENTS
REAL "LIFE OF THE LOWLY."
This sale is for an original 1852FIRSTEDITION! of "LIFE AT THE SOUTH:OR "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" AS IT IS" by W. L. G. Smith.
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It is the story of a Negro slave who escapes and flees north to the "Promised Land." He freezes, starves, can't find work and thus ceases to admire the privileges of freedom. A local merchant says to him "can't see why you want to leave your home where its nice and warm, you have a full belly and work to keep you busy." Eventually the slave is happy to return.
This pro-slavery book is a direct rebuttal to "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and is called by the author the real "life of the lowly."The author presents his view ofthe relations between "master and slave" and defends the stand of the Southtowards the matter of slavery.
Anti-Tom literature refers to the 19th century pro-slavery novels and other literary works written between 1852 and the Civil War in response to Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Also called plantation literature, these writings were generally written by authors from the Southern United States.
Books in the genre attempted to show that slavery was either beneficial to African-Americans or that the evils of slavery as depicted in Stowe's book were overblown and incorrect.
They adopt a variety of polemical strategies, from defending the plantation as a good place, to attacking the North for its treatment of "white slaves" (the working class), to depicting blacks as either happy in slavery or racially unfit for freedom. None of these novels reached the success of Stowe's book, but some went through a number of printings and were widely read in the North. As a group they're interesting for several reasons --- for what they say about race and about sectionalism, and for what they say about Uncle Tom's Cabin.
It's telling to see which of Stowe's characters and scenes get evoked, and how they get rewritten. It's also perhaps surprising to see how many similarities exist, how little some aspects of Stowe's protest novel had to be changed in order to serve the other side of the issue she was protesting against.
In most respects,this bookis typical of the genre: it consists of a good deal of talk (often between slave owners and abolitionists) about the essential happiness of slaves in the South as compared to the inevitable sufferings of free blacks and the working classes in the North. The author quotes Uncle Tom's Cabin several times throughout the novel, to put his representation of slavery in direct opposition to Stowe's text, but it is surprising how much the two texts have in common.
This book is illustrated withLOTS OF ILLUSTRATIONS!!!It measures 5" x 7 1/2" and is complete with 519 pages.
Published in 1852, it is in FAIRLYGOOD CONDITION! forits age and especially to be 161 YEARS OLD!!!ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT in this average used and well read book. The book has: no missing textual pages; orlacking any pages.The book may have:a couple ofslightly protruding signatures; a somewhat soiled or faded cover; worn corners and edges (frayed); pages that show usage (dog ears, page creases, gnawing on the very ends of the protruding signatures); minimal markings such as the typical foxing and sporadic corner/gutter stain that does not interfere with text block or illustrations . The interior pages are brighter than the illustrated pages as there is more toning to the illustrations as pictured below. There is some cloth loss at the exterior joints, as pictured. The interior joints are inusedcondition but NOT cracked or split. Shelf wear is also evident to the exterior cloth covers.
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