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Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Uncle Tom's cabin
August 9th, 2014
I read this book as a teenager and it had a very powerful influence on my life. As I read of the depravity of the slave world I became enraged by man's ability to behave in such a way to each other. I was a true believer in God and in his love for all of mankind. This book has been maligned as a book for white people to make them feel better about slavery. If this is your concept of this book, you missed the author's true intent to reach the audience of her era. She strove to show the extreme plight of black people and to show people in the north that though they pretended to be all for abolishing slavery, they were just as bigoted towards black people as the southerners were. In her era she was unable to be as graphic as later authors and still have her book read by the 'culture d upper class. Those were the ones she wanted to reach, they were the ones WHO ruled the land by their money and we all know money talks. Men can often be swayed by the knowledge of a good woman WHO has read a book and measured her life and found it wanting. If this book had such a significant impact on me, do you not believe it may have swayed a few hearts back then. After reading this book I made a vow to myself that I would spend the rest of my life treating each person I met with the dignity and love that God asks of each of us. That I would also dedicate my life to this ideal and strive to pass this onto my children. I wanted my children to never treat any one race or faith with ignorance.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin
March 29th, 2014
As heart-rending an analysis, of one of America's most heinous acts against humanity that I have read. Taken in the context of the period, Harriet Beecher Stowe's depiction of the African slaves in America and their struggle for survival, is an unrelenting, and unimaginable horror. Well told and compelling, I can't imagine how it was received by its contemporary critics. An honored classic today, it calls into question the values and ethics of the pious and civilized Christian Church, and learned leaders of the day! I highly recommend this book and would ask readers to compare it with today's society as Augustine St. Clare might have.
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Three and a Half Stars
February 17th, 2014
I would give this one three and a half stars I loved the stories and it was interesting. The writing isn't done very well though. It is often choppy and all ways seems like something is missing. To tell you the truth it could of been simply described better. For the historical means it is a must. Uncle Toms Cabin puts slavery in a real point of view that your history book just can't do.
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Uncle Tom' Cabin
December 8th, 2013
When I was in high school Silas Marner was required reading. Uncle Tom's Cabin would have been a much better read. This book and other's such as Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, Up from Slavery by Fredric Douglas, Roots by Alex Haley, and The Soul of Black Folk by W. E. B. Dubois should be required reading in literature class not only for African-Americans but for all of Americans. We as a people need to face and know the truth and that truth will surely free the home of the FREE.
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Uncle Toms Cabin
December 8th, 2013
Heart rending and intense
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Uncle Tom's Cabin
November 2nd, 2013
Amazing story, emotionally gripping, and you are presented with the wide range of views on slavery that were prevalent at the time. Also available on Gutenberg.org in a 'Young Folk's' version.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin
August 30th, 2013
A good book, but a bit tedious to read due to long descriptions A good look at the horrors of slavery, but a bit tedious due to long descriptions.
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Chilling
July 28th, 2013
Awesome book but it shows a sad time in us history about the in humane treatment of a great people..it is an embarrassment to this great nation.
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Long
July 23rd, 2013
Good but exceedingly long
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Uncle toms cabin
May 2nd, 2013
Classic I read this many years ago but enjoyed it just as much 2nd time.
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A great read
February 3rd, 2013
There are things about this book that, when read in this day and age, can seem incredibly offensive and prejudiced. There is a lot wrong with it, I certainly won't argue otherwise. However, when its historical context is taken into account, it strikes me as beautific and idealized as opposed to disrespectful and insulting. I was quite surprised when I learned of its actual role as a treatise for abolition, as I had hitherto believed it to be an antebellum novel. I believe that this book should be on everyone's to-read list, but I certainly recommend reading /about/ it in addition! In my opinion, its content makes it a strong literary work, but the compassion and love that Stowe imbued it with make it a masterpiece.
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