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Uncle Tom's Cabin Negro Slavery Black Americana African Civil War Antique Book For Sale

Uncle Tom's Cabin Negro Slavery Black Americana African Civil War Antique Book

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

A TALE

OF

LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

This sale is for an original ca. 1896edition of "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" by the wonderful Harriet Beecher Stowe, with NEW ILLUSTRATIONS, published by The Sunday School Union of London.

YOU'LL TRULY APPRECIATE THIS BOOK!

Uncle Tom is an enduring icon even today because he was drawn, painted, and inscribed in prints; he was embodied onstage, in photographs, and in motion pictures; his representation was continually refitted to changing social, political, and economic strategies of mainstream America.

When Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly was first published in 1852, no one—least of all its author, Harriet Beecher Stowe—expected the book to become a sensation, but this antislavery novel took the world by storm. It was to become the second best-selling book in the world during the nineteenth century, second only to the Bible, and it touched off a flurry of criticism and praise.

Stowe had written the novel as an angry response to the 1850 passage of the Fugitive Slave Law, which punished those who aided runaway slaves and diminished the rights of fugitive as well as freed slaves. Hoping to move her fellow Americans to protest this law and slavery in general, Stowe attempted to portray "the institution of slavery just as it existed." Indeed, Uncle Tom's Cabin was nearly unique at the time in its presentation of the slaves' point of view.

Several stories intertwine throughout Uncle Tom’s Cabin, but they all center on two main plots. One plot focuses on the Harris family, the other on Uncle Tom.

Stowe's novel tells the stories of three slaves— Tom, Eliza, and George—who start out together in Kentucky, but whose lives take different turns. Eliza and George, who are married to each other but owned by different masters, manage to escape to free territory with their little boy, Harry. Tom is not as fortunate.

Mr. Shelby was a considerate master, but he must sell Tom to Haley, the slave trader, to pay off some debts. He is taken away from his wife and children. Tom is sold first to a kind master, Augustine St. Clare, and then to the fiendish Simon Legree, at whose hands he meets his death.

Eliza, Mrs. Shelby's servant, rightly fears that her son Harry will also be sold to Haley. She escapes to Ohio, taking Harry with her. Along the way, Eliza is assisted by Senator and Mrs. Bird, as well as a Quaker community. George Harris, Eliza's husband, runs away too. Without giving away too much information of this classic novel, there is much thought provoking material contained in this most controversial book of its time!

Stowe relied upon images of domesticity, motherhood, and Christianity to capture her nineteenth century audience's hearts and imaginations. In spite of the critical controversy surrounding the book, the characters of Uncle Tom, Little Eva, and Simon Legree have all achieved legendary status in American culture. Often called sentimental and melodramatic, Uncle Tom's Cabin nevertheless endures as a powerful example of moral outrage over man's inhumanity to man.

Whether practiced by kind or cruel masters, slavery injects misery into the lives of Southern blacks, testing their courage and their faith. What this book does portray matter of factly are the evils of slavery; the incompatibility of slavery and Christian values; and the moral power of women! In a way, it also possesses a symbolic nature. Take for instance the following: Uncle Tom's Cabin is likened to the destructive power of slavery and the power of Christian love to defeat it; Eliza's leap across the Ohio River can be looked upon as a transition from slavery to freedom with a leap of faith; and thegeography shows how the North represents freedom, while theSouth represents slavery and oppression.

Supported by ILLUSTRATIONS, this work is truly an enjoyable read as the illustrations offers a mentallysupportive asset tothe story line; well presented.

Uncle Tom's Cabin was first published in 1852 as a serial in the abolitionist newspaper National Era. It was then printed in two volumes in Boston by John P. Jewett and Company later in 1852 (with illustrations by Hammatt Billings). The first printing of five thousand copies was exhausted in a few days.

During 1852 several reissues were printed from the plates of the first edition; each reprinting also appearing in two volumes, with the addition of the words ‘Tenth’ to ‘One Hundred and Twentieth Thousand’ on the title page, to distinguish between each successive re-issue. Later reprintings of the two-volume original carried even higher numbers. These reprints appeared in various bindings — some editions being quite lavishly bound. One-volume versions also appeared that same year — most of these being pirated editions. From the start the book attracted enormous attention.

Published in ca. 1896, this book is inGOOD CONDITION for its age; especially to be 117 YEARS OLD!!!It has no missing textual pages;the hinges remain intact. The text block is unmarked on slightly tanned pages which is typical for something of this age. There is the normal foxing. It maintains its nice originalcloth pictorial cover.There are 371 pages in this 5 1/2" X7 3/4" volume. It is being offered with and at a low starting offer! It won't last long so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!

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