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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Jan 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, young-adult, historical-fiction, racism, classics

This book is amazing and it saddens me that it has been taken off the reading list for high-schools. It is a wonderful piece of literature that tells the story of "Uncle Tom", a slave and his family and what happens to them during the Pre-Civil War Era. Slavery was considered fairly normal at this time in America's history and black people and their families were torn apart, beaten, forced into marriages, and basically treated like animals or sometimes worse. This is a heart-wrenching story and I shed many a tear while reading it, so be prepared. But I think it is worth it, just to really get a picture of what it was like back then and also to see it through the main character's eyes, because he had an amazing and unswavering faith in God. He is truly an inspiring character as are many others in this story of perseverance, love and the human spirit to overcome huge and impossible circumstances.

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Cassie Wicks Great review, Jaymie! Can't wait to read it. :)

Jaymie Starr Thank you Cassie, I've never done book reviews before- this is my first one, I could really get into them!

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