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message 1: by Robert (new)

Robert Lent Sensastionalist? If anything, it seriously understates how bad slavery was.

message 2: by Tara (new)

Tara Lynn While there is no dispute that slavery is an affront to humanity, the sensationalism I describe is a deliberate attempt to paint all Southerners as "Simon Legree," and to that end, paint all black people as sad children in need of a white, Christian guiding hand. The stereotypes painted by the novel helped establish generations of cultural "Uncle Toms." While the novel has a definite place in history, and can be said to have stirred the fury of the abolitionist movement, it was undisputedly sensational.

message 3: by Robert (new)

Robert Lent The book doesn't depict all southerners as being Simon Legree. First of all, many of the slave owners are portrayed as being decent people, good to their slaves, and secondly, Simon Legree is originally from the north, this Simon Legree is a negative depiction of a northerner.

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