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Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

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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 1853)
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Jessica McCann
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

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 and few targeted Stowe and stated she just created a fiction, in fact what her book narrates and what happens in real is exactly opposite as slavery was just her dream and such things in real doesn't exist..
In response, Ms. Stowe gathered her research materials and published them in this now rare book.

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Valerie
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.
Royce Ratterman
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read for personal research - found this book's contents helpful and inspiring.
A good book for the researcher and enthusiast.
Gary Burns
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
As an historical document of the genesis of what Stowe professes in her novel, this book is essential to any argument made about the intention of the author and the sources by which she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
Deborah
Dec 11, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: resources
a good resource for papers re: Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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Primary source documentation for Uncle Tom's Cabin. Groundbreaking in it's time, largely ignored today because everyone accepts Stowe's research and the narrative story line built upon it as realistic.

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Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe 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 angered and embittered the South. ...more

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