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Uncle Tom's Cabin

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This 1852 novel provides a powerful, historical look at the treatment of slaves in the pre-Civil War South.
Paperback, Classic Illustrated
Published June 1st 1997 by Acclaim Books
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Jason
[Note: this refers to the Classics Illustrated comic version of the book. There appears to be some confusion under this entry as to this particular edition]
The most useful thing about this little book is that it gave me access to the plot and characters of this classic novel--one which was apparently very influential in its time and helped spread consciousness about the evils of slavery among white folk, but one which has not exactly stood the test of time well. I think it's important to judge l
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Laura
May 12, 2009 rated it liked it
I was curious as to what the expression "an Uncle Tom" meant, being that it is tossed around frequently. I learned that people in my life whom others call Uncle Toms are actually Quimbos and Sambos.

Anyway, I'm glad I read this book since it was so instrumental in the abolitionist movement. Stowe wove in elements of suspense which kept me reading. But all in all, it was poorly written, had a dumb structure (some characters go away and don't reappear for a couple hundred of pages later, some char
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Cherie
Oct 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book while visiting the Gettysburg Battlefield with my kids this summer. I read the back and never realized that it was written by a woman almost 10 years BEFORE the Civil War and sold hundreds of thousands of copies in it's time! Now being a woman, I'm hardly saying that it's not possible for women to write a great book, but look at the time...it was WELL before women could even vote and so many people bought and read it...President Lincoln being one of them!

The book kept me t
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Colleen
Mar 04, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Vildan Arıcan
Jan 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
maybe it is because I am not called as totally white, I love this kind of books, includin blacks...or maybe I do not have any prejudice against them closin my eyes not to notice how clever how bright how different how sincere they are...

heyyy, I should admit sth. Even if I tried to catch all the words and yeah empathy was also with me while readin, I could not get how that book started the "war", seems like a child book... pure, naive, good-deed doer Uncle Tom... yeah dudes, protest literature i
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Brenda Cregor
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Ugly weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth accompanied the reading of this text.
Sniff.
It makes one want to believe the rumor which claims Lincoln said, about Stowe (the author), that she was " the little woman who made the great war."
Had I read this book in the mid-1800's I might have just picked up a rifle on the side of the North and fought too!
Sometimes, it's a bit melodramatic, but...oh...
Elizabeth
Dec 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, fiction
I read it after I was a Harriet Beecher Stowe display in the Henry Ford Museum.
Denise
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of my most favorite books of all time - everyone should read this at least once in their life.
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