Uncle Toms Cabin Quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Fugitive Slave Act and Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin Quotes
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The book helped to flare up feelings for the slaves in the South, but some of the stereotypes have not been appreciated by some readers in more recent years. Whatever your opinion about Stowe's romantic novel, the work is a class in American literature. Here are a few quotes from the book. Share Flipboard Email. Esther Lombardi is a veteran journalist who has written about literature, education, and technology. My life is bitter as wormwood; the very life is burning out of me. I'm a poor, miserable, forlorn drudge; I shall only drag you down with me, that's all.
Published in , the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U. Stowe, a Connecticut -born teacher at the Hartford Female Seminary and an active abolitionist , featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters revolve. The sentimental novel depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can overcome something as destructive as enslavement of fellow human beings. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. The book and the plays it inspired helped popularize a number of stereotypes about black people.
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