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Eliefs show up in the novel's final overarching theme the exploration of the nature of Christianity and how Christian theology is fundamentally incompatible with slavery It s not really this book s fault that it sucks Harriet Beecher Stowe s heart was in the right place she aimed to expose the evils of slavery Abraham Lincoln is said to have called her the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war That s patronizing and it didn t but it didn t hurt eitherBut it hasn t aged well According to this book here sWhat Black People Are Like The African naturally patient timid and unenterprising The negro is naturally impressible to religious sentiment than the white The negro it must be remembered is an exotic of the most gorgeous and superb countries of this world and he has deep in his heart a passion for all that is splendid rich and fanciful a passion which rudely indulged by an untrained taste draws on them the ridicule of the colder and correct white raceI put uotes of this type in the comments below if you re really interested This comes across as racist because it totally is and here s the thing there were other people who wrote about slavery and did not make statements like these Black people Stowe s source for Uncle Tom himself in fact is Josiah Henson whose real life story you can read for free instead of this I know things were different back then but I also don t think we need to over complicate our historical relativism If someone were to ask me what I m reading and I were to feel compelled to explain myself I know it s racist I m not reading it because I like it then my conversation with the book as literature is condescending and it s outlived its usefulness and that s okay It s okay if it did some good once and it s run out of good now It s okay if it goes out of style We don t have to like burn all the copies But I do feel like when we have the opportunity to hear about oppression from the oppressed themselves then that s betterIt s true that slave narratives were written for white audiences with specific goals and formulae and often dictated to white ghost writers so this isn t totally straight forward But slave narratives are anyway authentic than Uncle Tom I guessAnyway back to the actual book Uncle Tom is frankly an Uncle Tom but to Stowe s credit she also supplies lots of other perspectives George and his uaker allies have a By any means necessary approach to slavery and Stowe goes out of her way to get us to root for their violent tactics I wasn t expecting that and I dug itOverall the book is badly sentimental Y know it s easy to make you have feels by describing like a woman whose children are stolen from her and then she gets raped You don t have to be a good writer to make a scenario like that powerful Stowe is an okay writer but she pours on the pathos she can t shut up about isn t this awful and I didn t really need it underlined There are a couple people here who take like fifty pages to finish giving deathbed speeches about Jesus and you re like good lord this makes Dickens seem aloof It s annoying So look this might be of interest to someone researching how white abolitionists felt back in the day but it s not particularly good literature and its ideas are woeful and that doesn t leave much

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly

Is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn characters and has earned a place Uncle Tom's PDF in both literary and American history Stowe's puritanical religious b Uncle Tom s Cabin highlights the disgusting evil and immoral times of slavery in American history This sentimental novel is fictional but shares truth in what life was like for slaves and how they were treated during these dark times It s been said that this book helped lay the groundwork for the American Civil War This was a recommended read for my daughter s American History curriculum but not a reuired one I ve always wanted to read it and now I can say it s one of the most difficult books I ve ever read both in the way it s written and also the content The sentence structure and word use made it hard to follow at times Not only that the story flips around between characters which I didn t particularly care for We found a narrator Buck Schirner that does an excellent job with the different voices which really pulls you into the novel making the dialect easier to readThe story follows Tom a devout Christian slave whose owner Mr Shelby has fallen into financial difficulties having no choice but to sell Tom and other valuable slaves Living with the Shelbys Tom s had many luxuries including a decent wardrobe books and a wife and children He s been treated decently and appreciates everything he has He mourns having to leave them and the family mourns the loss of him and the others as well As time goes on and Tom is transferred from place to place he meets new people some kind and some callousThis book isn t just Tom s story there are other characters including some of the slaves who were living with Tom at the Shelby plantation who have now gone separate ways Their stories sort of revolve around Toms I felt for the characters and found myself on the edge of my seat at times especially with Eliza on her journey with her young son HarryThere are other themes aside from slavery here including religion righteousness social roles of women family and freedom The Christian theme is very strong which wasn t expected I was completely unaware that the author would connect Christianity with views on slavery As to how the book made me feel it made me sick at times The discussions between slave owners with their talk of property and their complete disregard for humanity is hard to digest Blacks weren t expected to have feelings in fact they were expected to be tolerant throughout come what may These belief systems are insane Perhaps what hit me the hardest was the nightmare of families being torn apart for the mothers and children especially As a mother myself I can t even fathom how some of the men and women during this time could stand back so reserved and truly believe that a person s skin color made them less than human not able to learn love or have any feelings for that matter and then to watch these women s children ripped away from them The constant degradation of Blacks and the racial slurs were upsetting For a melancholic person such as myself I can say with certainty that this book stressed me out and made me angry With that said I was also uplifted and inspired by Tom s unwavering strength and faith It s very thought provoking how divided people were then much the same as we are today This book most definitely encourages discussionI ll likely never want to read this book again but I feel this is such an important read and I ll even go so far as to say that it should be reuired reading for upper grades regardless of the religious ideology4

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The narrative drive Cabin or PDFEPUB #192 of Stowe's classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti slavery sentiments In fact it This book is one of the most moving provocative pieces of literature I ve ever read and it s the first time that I can recall being moved to tears from a book As long as I live I will never be able to remove from my mind the vision of Eliza panicked and frenzied in the dead of the night with her baby boy in her arms leaping across the frozen ice of the Ohio river to escape the trader her baby had been sold to And if anyone wants to read a profound and well written narrative for the view of a Black Slave look to George s monologue on page 127 128 where he is at the Inn with Mr Wilson disguised as a white upperclass gentlemen and explaining to Mr Wilson how he feels about his countryI was involved in the book up to that point but after that this book owned me This should be reuired reading of every American Citizen and it s in my top five of the most important books I have ever read For whatever the cause of the American people it all comes down to When in the course of human events


10 thoughts on “Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly

  1. says:

    ONE READER'S CONFUSION ABOUT WHY UNCLE TOM MEANS ANYTHING BUT HERO30 stars First I am glad I have finally read this book given its hi

  2. says:

    Wow I wish this was still reuired reading in schools Can you imagine a book that was credited by President Lincoln with bringing about the Civil War and is known to have so affected the hearts of readers that it changed their opinions of slavery is hardly read in the country whose face it changed

  3. says:

    This book is one of the most moving provocative pieces of literature I've ever read and it's the first time that I can recall being moved to tears from a book As long as I live I will never be able to remove from my mind the vision of Eliza panicked and frenzied in the dead of the night with her baby boy in her arms leaping across

  4. says:

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin highlights the disgusting evil and immoral times of slavery in American history This sentimental novel is fictional but shares truth in what life was like for slaves and how they were treated during these dark times It’

  5. says:

    893 Uncle Tom’s cabin; or life among the lowly Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly is an anti slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe Published in 1852 the novel helped lay the groundwork f

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    Talk of the abuses of slavery Humbug The thing itself is the essence of all abuse I remembered this uote from Uncle Tom's Cabin all of a sudden when I accidentally paraphrased it in a discussion on gun control at school Some issues can't be solved by half measures They have to be abolishedThere are books that shape who you are I remember when I first read Uncle Tom's Cabin as a young girl Before that I had only a vague idea of slavery in

  7. says:

    It's not really this book's fault that it sucks Harriet Beecher Stowe's heart was in the right place she aimed to expose the evils of slavery Abraham Lincoln is said to have called her the “little woman who wrote the book that made this great war” That's patronizing and it didn't but it didn't hurt eitherBut it hasn't aged well According to this book here'sWhat Black People Are Like The African naturally patient timid and u

  8. says:

    The main character of Uncle Tom's Cabin and at least one of the minor characters are freuently mocked by modern black activists rappers and comedians Therefore when I began reading this novel originally published in 1852 I was expect

  9. says:

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Uncle Tom's Cabin written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe For some reason we didn't read this book in high school; possibly an excerpt or two was thrown in front of us but I honestly don't really remember reading it until freshman year of college Prior to reading it the silly and uneducated man I was thought Ms Stowe was an African American telling the story about slavery in America not all that different

  10. says:

    I’m going to keep this one very short and relatively sweet Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a wonderfully forward thinking book full of optimism hope and one that captures the simple and honest nature that comes with a genuine hero who is faced with

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