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Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (Uncle Tom's Cabin #2)

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When first published, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought with its huge success enormous attention to the depravity of slavery. Many people, however, questioned the basis of truth of the novel. In response, Ms. Stowe gathered her research materials and published them in this now rare book.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Applewood Books (first published July 28th 1853)
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Jessica McCann
When Harriet Beecher Stowe published "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1852, many people questioned whether the novel accurately and truthfully described the horrors and depravity of slavery. In response, she published "A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin," a nonfiction book "presenting the original facts and documents" upon which her novel was based -- letters, newspaper articles, classified ads and other documents.

I'm so grateful for Stowe's thoroughness, because this book proved invaluable in my own research fo
This book is important because it was written as a response to critics who argued that Stowe's original book was pure fantasy, and bore no relationship to what actually happened to slaves and others involved with slavery. By documenting her sources, Stowe didn't completely disarm the critics, but she created a way for her friends to defend the work.
Gary Burns
As an historical document of the genesis of what Stowe professes in her novel, this book is essential to any argument made about the intention of the author and the sources by which she based her characters, dialogue and events. The complications made upon the work Uncle Tom's Cabin by its critics are most unfounded, and much like Voltaire's Candide & the philosophy of Leibniz, is a parody of slander made against the moral and ethical position which Stowe took up in defiance of the hypocrisy ...more
a good resource for papers re: 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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