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Uncle Toms Cabin
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Uncle Tom's Cabin was the first American novel to sell over a million copies. By calling attention to the issue of slavery, it has become a part of our country's literary and historical heritage.
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Amiable
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Difficult to pick just one book for a #classicyouenjoyed but this immediately came to mind. What an important, emotional piece of literature, and how large the ideas that are contained in it. From a purely critical view of the writing itself: It's very sentimental and melodramatic, which makes sense since it was originally published in serialized form. But the narrative drives the reader forward at a steady pace. My interest never flagged.

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AlliBee
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Just started reading! Fantastic so far!

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rwmg
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The book was a powerful piece of pleading even nearly 170 years later. Something that took me by surprise was the casual acceptance that, however devastating, the death of one's child was so general an experience that the author could use it as a commonality that would arouse sympathies for the slaves amongst her white readers, though I must admit I did roll my eyes a bit at the sentimentality of the portrayal of Eva.

Tamra I remember being very moved. It‘s time for a reread. 2mo
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rwmg
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Ruthiella American attitudes haven‘t changed much in 100+ years. 2mo
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rwmg

Of course, in a novel, people‘s hearts break, and they die, and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us. There is a most busy and important round of eating, drinking, dressing, walking, visiting, buying, selling, talking, reading, and all that makes up what is commonly called living, yet to be gone through; and this yet remained to Augustine.

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Siri_reads
Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Day 4 💫 Danish edition from 1909 💫 #7days7covers #CoverCrush

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CindyRene
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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I've been in such a reading slump 😕. But Wow! So glad I read this with both my 8th grader sons for their history project 💞. Words can't even...
#BOOKED2019 diverse middle grade
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen YAy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Not about you‘re reading slump....but that this book helped to break it 😁 2mo
CindyRene @Cinfhen yes! Thank you much 😊 2mo
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TheSpineView
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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OriginalCyn620 Great choice! 👍🏻 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻📚 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Good choice! 👍🏻 3mo
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Godislove
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“Uncle Tom” is a disparaging term that blacks call each other when they think another black person is a sellout. Basically think of Samuel Jackson in “Django Unchained”. Having heard that term on TV, at a young age I decided to read the source material. Uncle Tom in the book is a pitiful character. Raised as a slave he dotes and is loyal to his owners. Tom loving cares for people who eventually discard him without hesitation, which he disregards.

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

I will never be able to forget this book. Simply fantastic.

Godislove Because of the tragedy or blind loyalty? 3mo
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wanderinglynn
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#30junebooks 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.

Godislove Was this on the book jacket? Your review states the impact of the novel but not original personal opinion of Uncle Tom‘s Cabin. (edited) 3mo
wanderinglynn @Godislove it wasn‘t meant to be a review. It‘s just facts about the book. This was one of my entries for #30JuneBooks. 3mo
Godislove Why write facts about a book that you never read? Wouldn‘t it just be easier to actually READ the book? 3mo
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wanderinglynn @Godislove I never said I hadn‘t read it. I said my post wasn‘t meant to be a review. In fact I HAVE read the book. But the purpose of posting the facts was for #30JuneBooks because the prompt was “shocking.” 30JuneBooks is one of the many games we play here on Litsy. Not every post on Litsy is a review. That‘s why there‘s 3 posting options (review, blurb, or quote). If you prefer not to see things like this, then you can block the hashtags. 3mo
Godislove What would be a better ‘shocking‘ fact would be how this book was picked up from obscurity and used as sensationalizing material. The Civil War was actually about money, and slavery was used to ignite the moral right. 3mo
Godislove So why was Tom sold by his original owners? 3mo
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Leftcoastzen
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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

Godislove Look Ma i found an image online and used a quote not from the story! 3mo
PaperbackPirate I just wanted to say this is the first troll I‘ve seen on here and I‘m sorry it happened to you. 💙 3mo
Leftcoastzen @PaperbackPirate Thanks,I own the book pictured by the way. 3mo
PaperbackPirate That‘s really cool! Also it doesn‘t matter - I‘ve never seen a rule that you can only post pictures of your own books on here. 😂 3mo
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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.

Godislove Did anyone read this book for real? 3mo
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Swe_Eva
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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

Godislove I‘m skeptical. 3mo
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paramegan
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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 7mo
paramegan @rretzler thank you ! 7mo
Scattered_Thinker Definitely discussing Uncle Tom‘s Cabin in history rn. 7mo
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paramegan @Scattered_Thinker there's soo much to unpack and engage with 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 7mo
Godislove The black marker was photoshopped. Taking a picture of the book then “marking” the book doesn‘t mean you read the book. (edited) 3mo
paramegan @Godislove i think it's pretty obvious the black marker is edited on, since litsy is the one that gives you the option to use the stickers when posting. i don't know why the hate, but i have read the book- all several hundred pages of it-for my early american literature class and wrote extensive papers and presentations on it. Hope you enjoyed (for lack of a better word for such a painful but important work) it as much as i did. Have a good one. 3mo
Godislove @paramegan you don‘t know what hate is. Though i admit i am pretty blunt in my feedback, my apologies. But too many are cheating through learning instead of comprehension. With the time and truth of the universe showing itself knowledge with out concept is pointless. 3mo
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paramegan
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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
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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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Victoria_Clyne
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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
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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
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And herein lies the danger of education. #sotrue #americanhistory #litspeaks

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jdenslow
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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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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 1y
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) 1y
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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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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
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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!💕💕 2y
Linsy What a lovely, well loved, collection!!! I love beat up covers. 💗 2y
LeahBergen Such a pretty photo! 2y
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hgrimes Book porn! 2y
callunakeep I can almost smell the lovely aroma of old book just looking at this awesome photo!!🤓 2y
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. 2y
batsy Lovely, treasured old books 😍 2y
Daisey @batsy Absolutely! Thanks! 1y
BarbaraJean I have that same edition of The Yearling! 💜 1y
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introvertedbooks
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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 😘 2y
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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! 2y
Rachel.Rencher Oh that's so sad 😭 2y
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CSeydel 😱😣 2y
corycatelyn Oh dear 😢 2y
Kappadeemom If it‘s s Kindle then books will be in your cloud and they will automatically download to your new one 2y
PenguinInFlight Oh no!! 😫 Kobo does the same thing, backing it up on your account. 2y
C.Perone 🤭 2y
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. 2y
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. 2y
PenguinInFlight @kricheal did you try resetting it with the pinhole on the back? 2y
kricheal @PenguinInFlight Great idea! I'll try that 2y
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. 2y
minkyb So sorry 2y
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 2y
peacegypsy Hey! I‘m Naomi (@peacegypsy) from the 1001 swap! Really excited about this opportunity and the chance to know you better. Cheers! 2y
peacegypsy Do you know the Litsy names of the others in our group? I might have missed that info. 🤭 2y
DivineDiana Good luck! Some good ideas here! 2y
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jlondon1963
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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
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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. 2y
Cinfhen I read all of Sherlock Holmes through the app! It was really good!!! 2y
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. 2y
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BookishMe I don't use it as regularly as I should... Nonetheless love the collection especially classics 2y
Carolhreads What is this app ? I keep seeing it here but don‘t know the name . 2y
Dpotter @Carolhreads its called Serial Reader 😊 2y
Carolhreads @Dpotter thank you 😊 🙏🙏 2y
Dpotter @Carolhreads you‘re welcome 😊 2y
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kricheal
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Starting this next on my very old #kobo

Bourriquet76 I‘m reading this on Serial Reader. :) 2y
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Hajer
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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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Bourriquet76
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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
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This has been on my #TBR shelf for years and I‘m so glad I finally read it. #LitsyAtoZ #U✔️

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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
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Who else was writing stuff like this in 1853? Wow.

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azulaco
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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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