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Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly | Harriet Beecher Stowe
The moving abolitionist novel that fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852 and melodramatically condemned the institution of slavery through such powerfully realized characters as Tom, Eliza, Topsy, Eva, and Simon Legree.
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wanderinglynn
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#30iunebooks shocking

Uncle Tom‘s Cabin (1852) was shocking as it brought the horrors of slavery to the attention of the public on a personal level for the first time. The novel greatly furthered the abolitionist cause in the north, ratcheted up tensions with southern slaveholders and, as Lincoln suggested, possibly even helped tip the country into civil war.

It also was the 2d-best selling book of the 19th century after the Bible.

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Leftcoastzen
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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“Never give up,for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher-Stowe was born on this date in 1811. #U #30JuneBooks

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Awk_Word_Smith
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Harriet Beecher Stowe born on this date in 1811.

Be kind to one another.

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Swe_Eva
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Pickpick

For some reason I've never read this before. It was a little different from what I had expected and a lot better. Punchgut. 👍🏻#serialreader

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megandemartini
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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"All men are free and equal in the grave, if it comes to that, Mr. Wilson." Everyone should read this book. it's assigned for my early american literature class, and i'm glad we got such an important book to focus on.

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! Enjoy 2mo
megandemartini @rretzler thank you ! 2mo
Scattered_Thinker Definitely discussing Uncle Tom‘s Cabin in history rn. 2mo
megandemartini @Scattered_Thinker there's soo much to unpack and engage with 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 2mo
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megandemartini
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Currently reading for my Early American Literature lecture. 600 pages ?but i'm excited because I think it's one of those novels everyone should read at some point. I'm really impressed so far by Stowe's barely disguised dislike of the idea of the "kind slaveholder" as if there could be such a thing. Should be done by next week if i keep schedule so ?

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laurenduke300
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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I recently read this for the first time and I was amazed at how quick of a read it was for being written so long ago. It really made me see how horrible slavery was and the unbelievably difficult situations that arose because of it. I definitely cried more than once! #24in48 18 hour challenge #weneeddiversebooks

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FictionFox
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Hey everyone! My friend and I created a discord server for writers! Considering #NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, we wanted to debut it today! There are channels for discussion, writing exercises, editing help and more! The invite is below if you‘re interested! Be sure to start at the top channel (Jurassic Park) and work your way down to see how the server works and what the channels are! 📝

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Victoria_Clyne
Mehso-so

I started this one years ago but didn't finish it before I had to return it and I've finally managed to finish it. Its an important story to tell and whilst I cared about what happened to the characters and had a really clear picture in my head, I found it a bit heavy handed in some aspects and too long winded. I also found the ending to be too convenient.

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Avidreader25
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Mark twain‘s next-door neighbor was Harriet Beecher Stowe! Of course I had to swing by there as well.

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Nerdy_Bookworm
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I was watching the silent film version and decided I was ready to read this for the first time!

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Emilymdxn
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Mehso-so

I‘m glad I read this, but that‘s a very different thing from enjoying it. I was impressed at the beginning but that faded, and the way that different sections catapulted between being surprisingly better than I expected, laugh out loud ridiculous (looking at you Miss Eva you Dickensian sap), and incredibly uncomfortable was kind of exhausting. I think I learned a lot but you couldn‘t pay me to pick this up again.

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jdenslow
Uncle's Tom Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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And herein lies the danger of education. #sotrue #americanhistory #litspeaks

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jdenslow
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Even with its dated, didactic tone, this book is a fascinating and compelling read. It really illuminates the abolitionist mindset and reveals what a cultural stamp the book left. #classics #americanhistory

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Emilymdxn
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I enjoyed the first few chapters a lot but omg the sooner Miss Eva and her speeches about redemption and gifts of hair to symbolise Christ‘s forgiveness dies the better 🙄 I was expecting it to be dated and white saviour-y but it‘s just... so much.

I‘d still call it fascinating as a historical document in its context but not something to prioritize reading over other more illuminating, less infuriating books about race.

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Emilymdxn
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Embarking on a massive #chunkster of a book! I started reading this because it was a #1001books book, and cause it was cheap, but I‘m surprised by how much I‘m getting into it. Obviously it‘s dated in many respects but, so far, less than I feared. The characters really jump off the page and although conversations about race have moved on a long way, I‘m loving reading a book that had a real political and historical impact.

BarbaraBB Oh really? I‘ve had this on my shelves for years - also because of the #1001books 11mo
Emilymdxn @BarbaraBB I don‘t think any text like this by white people from the 19th century could age WELL but in the context of how revolutionary it was and how much of an impact it had at the time, it‘s a fascinating read. (edited) 11mo
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Victoria_Clyne
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She fell asleep while we were running errands so now I'm reading in the car in a car park. Probably look weird to passersby.

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jdenslow
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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I've put off reading my book club's selection for this Saturday's meeting until now. My husband says watching the "Small House of Uncle Thomas" section of "The King and I" doesn't count, so I am digging in. I think this DOES count as my "book with a cover you hate" entry for the @bookriot #readharder2018 challenge. #reluctantreader

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TracyReadsBooks
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Two bookish stops in Hartford CT as the road trip continues. First, Harriet Beecher Stowe‘s house. Really interesting tour which focused on Stowe‘s family, her inspiration for the book, the fight to abolish slavery as well as social justice issues past and present instead of a detailed architectural and historical discussion of the House. As I said, an interesting tour discussing the author, the book and it‘s legacy.

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Natetheworld
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
Pickpick

There may be no stronger force in the universe than a mother‘s love.

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Daisey
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ReadZenRites Oh those tattered covers! Love!💕💕 13mo
Linsy What a lovely, well loved, collection!!! I love beat up covers. 💗 13mo
LeahBergen Such a pretty photo! 13mo
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hgrimes Book porn! 13mo
callunakeep I can almost smell the lovely aroma of old book just looking at this awesome photo!!🤓 13mo
Daisey @ReadZenRites @Linsy @LeahBergen @hgrimes @callunakeep Thanks everyone! 💕 These are all well-loved books from my shelves, especially since most were specifically given to me by family. 13mo
batsy Lovely, treasured old books 😍 13mo
Daisey @batsy Absolutely! Thanks! 13mo
BarbaraJean I have that same edition of The Yearling! 💜 13mo
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introvertedbooks
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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1. 🙂🤔😑😯🤓😑😤😢😟😖
2. I can't think of any character I hated enough to kill 🤔
3. Doesn't matter as long as I have it.
4. Bridesmaid twice.
5. Always ❤
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks
#friday #fridayreads #classicnovels

JoScho 😘 1y
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nanoauthor
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Eatting cheesecake when i should really be doing my readings

#college #maybeASnowDayTomorrow?

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kricheal
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe

TFW Your old as dirt ereader that has over 100 classics on it goes all wonky and erases itself. 😢😢😢😢😢😢 Every book gone!

cobwebmoth Oh no! 1y
Rachel.Rencher Oh that's so sad 😭 1y
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CSeydel 😱😣 1y
corycatelyn Oh dear 😢 1y
Kappadeemom If it‘s s Kindle then books will be in your cloud and they will automatically download to your new one 1y
PenguinInFlight Oh no!! 😫 Kobo does the same thing, backing it up on your account. 1y
C.Perone 🤭 1y
kricheal @PenguinInFlight It is a Kobo, but I got it when the Borders chain was going out of business, it was an older model then...tbh I'm not even sure I made an account or at least remember making an account for it. I only bought it because of the 100+ preloaded classics. It has literally never given me any issues until now. 1y
PenguinInFlight @kricheal that‘s when I got my first one, too. I eventually upgraded to a Kobo mini (which is now old, LOL, but still works) but my account has always been the same. Mine wasn‘t preloaded, though, so I have no idea if those would carry over. All the books I purchased have transferred without issue. I broke my first Mini and had to replace it. 1y
PenguinInFlight @kricheal did you try resetting it with the pinhole on the back? 1y
kricheal @PenguinInFlight Great idea! I'll try that 1y
kricheal When it happened, after I fussed with it for a bit I was so devastated I had to put it down and walk away for awhile. 1y
minkyb So sorry 1y
cj82487 If its a kindle, you should be able to reset it and upload all of your content from your amazon account... Know from experience 😞... Also why I'm looking to upgrade my kindle because my 3rd gen kindle keyboard is only going to survive for so much longer lol 1y
peacegypsy Hey! I‘m Naomi (@peacegypsy) from the 1001 swap! Really excited about this opportunity and the chance to know you better. Cheers! 1y
peacegypsy Do you know the Litsy names of the others in our group? I might have missed that info. 🤭 1y
DivineDiana Good luck! Some good ideas here! 1y
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jlondon1963
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Pickpick

Wrapped up February with this classic for my #LitsyClassicsChallenge with the letter U. I am glad I finally read it and can see why for the time it was written it opened the eyes of our country.

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Dpotter
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Decided to give the Serial Reader App another go. #potterspicks #classics
Does anyone else use this app? 🙂

GarthRanzz I actually read Pride and Prejudice that way last year using it. Just haven‘t been using it this year at all. 1y
Cinfhen I read all of Sherlock Holmes through the app! It was really good!!! 1y
Victoria_Clyne I've started using this app recently. Up to my third book. Quite enjoying it. At some point I'm planning to use it to read a weighty tome. 1y
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BookishMe I don't use it as regularly as I should... Nonetheless love the collection especially classics 1y
Carolhreads What is this app ? I keep seeing it here but don‘t know the name . 1y
Dpotter @Carolhreads its called Serial Reader 😊 1y
Carolhreads @Dpotter thank you 😊 🙏🙏 1y
Dpotter @Carolhreads you‘re welcome 😊 1y
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kricheal
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Starting this next on my very old #kobo

Bourriquet76 I‘m reading this on Serial Reader. :) 1y
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Hajer
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.”

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gothicvamperstein
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Bourriquet76
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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I can‘t remember who here turned me on to Serial Reader, but I‘m loving it!

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brilliantglow
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That's pretty cool! #firstedition #classic

Grimscythe I would beg Dad for it. Seriously though. 2y
LeahBergen Ooo! 😍😍 2y
brilliantglow @TheGhastlyGrimoire @LeahBergen I honestly think $200 is a steal! Such an awesome find. I can't believe someone donated it to goodwill 2y
Tamra Wow 2y
AmyG That‘s crazy. Wow 2y
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Mdonald
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Pickpick

This has been on my #TBR shelf for years and I‘m so glad I finally read it. #LitsyAtoZ #U✔️

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Sarah83
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Daisey
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Next year I hope to read several books on the #1001books list and possibly a #LitsyClassics A to Z list at the same time. So, while visiting my grandma this weekend I found her copy of Uncle Tom‘s Cabin to borrow. It has the name of the school she attended and where her mother taught. I was amused to find a bookmark with my name on it from the time I tried to read it as a kid and only made it to page 74-75. Let‘s hope I can do better as an adult.

Zelma I love that you found your old bookmark in it and are ready to tackle it again. Talk about being a completist! 😉 2y
Daisey @Zelma It definitely gave me a smile! 😀 2y
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Mdonald
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I love the innocence of little Eva.

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azulaco
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Who else was writing stuff like this in 1853? Wow.

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azulaco
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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I'm giving Serial another try with Uncle Tom's Cabin. Never read it, always meant to, using it for #Kentucky on my #usareadingroadtrip. I can already see why this book was so controversial when it came out. She writes about slaves like a 21st century novelist might. You know, as if they are actual *people*, the same as their owners are. Radical for the 1850s. I'm only on the third installment, but I'm already enjoying it.

Laura317 It's certainly eye-opening! I was looking at some old church records earlier today and saw Mahala, slave in the books. No one even bothered to give her a last name. It made me so sad. 2y
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Bookalong
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Uncle Tom's Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. When Abraham Lincoln met author Harriet Beecher Stowe, he said: “so this is the little lady who made this big war.” ... However, prosperous plantation owners had some influence too, and banned the book due to its anti-slavery themes.
Continuing Banned Book Week. Have you read this Classic?
#bannedbooksweek #bannedbooks #bannedbook #bookish #reader #reads #bannedbookweek #classicreads #classicbooks

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awishman
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Pickpick

Finished on Serial for #LitsyAtoZ #LetterU

It's very clearly a product of its time, and it is more focused on the message than the narrative, but I can see how this book helped change public opinion in slavery when it was released.

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Mccall0113
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Library book sale haul $7.50 for these babies!

monkeygirlsmama Robert Frost 2y
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Kristelh
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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#readingroadtrip #1001 made it through Kentuck. @JenP

Blueberry I have my Arkansas book but can't start it. I have others to finish first. 2y
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thenamesbondvagabond
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Pickpick

"...these individuals have thus bravely succeeded in conquering for themselves comparative wealth and social position..."

I have mixed feelings about this book. While it clearly had serious influence on the abolitionist movement, I can't ignore how slavery is still portrayed in an idealized manner. Slaves are depicted as chilidish and unintelligent while slaveholder are often their "saviors". Nonetheless an important piece of history.

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Librarybelle
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I've read this classic several times and discover something new each time. I always shed tears at the end - Stowe is good at that, and no wonder it caused so much controversy upon its publication in the 1850s, prior to the American Civil War. The main topic in this novel? Slavery.

I own two copies - this one I bought used in college. It too has #scartissue. #90sinjuly

Robothugs I have not read this classic, though I own it. That certainly is a well loved copy! 2y
Librarybelle It's one of the worst looking books I own, @Robothugs . Poor book! 2y
Robothugs I cringe at some that I own, too... but a well worn copy is a loved copy 🤷🏻‍♀️😉 2y
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Cinfhen I love when books appear beloved 😍 2y
Librarybelle @Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
tpixie I have t read it. I've been to the play in Branson, Missouri however! 2y
Librarybelle @tpixie I've never seen any of the adaptations. I'd be interested to see how closely they follow the book. 2y
tpixie @Librarybelle yes I wonder!! 2y
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thenamesbondvagabond
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Reading a classic with the sleepiest little cat.

PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! Hope you're enjoying it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Your cats are adorable btw. 😻 2y
thenamesbondvagabond Thank you so much! 😄 2y
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Redwritinghood
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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I was out for a walk near the town marina yesterday and thought my bookish friends may appreciate this plaque on a house that was nearby. It's pretty worn, but it says "This house was built facing the green in 1740 and was drawn here by 70 oxen in 1829. It was owned by Dr Lyman Beecher father of Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin". It's not clear if she actually lived here. I may need to do some research.

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GAustin
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Not sure why it took me so long to read. One of the best I've read this year. #classics

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Jas16
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Plantation owner Simon Legree is #evilpersonified. #characters2017

LibrarianRyan 🤓👍 2y
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LaraReads
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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#resistance #junetunz Not only resisting the horrors of slavery, but the likeliness for such a life to break your spirit. As much as Uncle Tom suffers, he never lets it destroy his religious beliefs or ability for forgiveness & love.

Cinfhen Great photo and awesome pick 💚👊🏼 2y
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aQuietKerfuffle
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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"Now is the only time there ever is to do a thing in," said Miss Ophelia.