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Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

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Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852) by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. In "Dred" (1856), Stowe attempts to explore the issue of slavery from an African American perspective.
Through the compelling stories of Nina Gordon, the mistress of a slave plantation, and Dred,
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Paperback, 656 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by University of North Carolina Press (first published November 30th 1855)
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Amy
This book was so much better than Uncle Tom's Cabin, but so few people know about it. Beautiful writing, great history, touching look at humanity...it delivers. Here's a quote to whet your appetites:
"As air and heat and water all have a benevolent tendency to enter and fill up a vacuum, so we might fancy the failing vitality of the human system to receive accessions of vigor by being placed in the vicinity of the healthful growths of nature. All the trees which John saw around the river of life
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Margaret Potter
I'm glad to be done. A nice story with a great message, but dreadfully slow. I liked it better than Uncle Tom's Cabin, but I would not have read it if it wasn't mandatory reading for Major Figures in American Literature.
Bobbie
I would rate this book right up there with Harriet Beecher Stowe's--Uncle Tom's Cabin. If you liked that book, you'll surely love this one too!
Frantina Williams
it's a sad book but it really shows u how things used to be i think it's really good.
Eliza
This is the more intriguing and scarier version of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. It made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North. It anger ...more
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