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Title Uncle Tom's cabin / by Harriet Beecher Stowe ; with a new introduction by Charles Johnson.
Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition [150th anniversary ed.].

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Storage Holtzman Collection  PS 2954 .U5 2002    LIB USE ONLY
Description xv, 456 p. ; 17 cm.
Series Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press) ; 23.
Contents I In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity 7 -- II The Mother 17 -- III The Husband and Father 20 -- IV An Evening in Uncle Tom's Cabin 25 -- V Showing the Feelings of Living Property on Changing Owners 37 -- VI Discovery 45 -- VII The Mother's Struggle 54 -- VIII Eliza's Escape 67 -- IX In Which It Appears That a Senator Is But a Man 82 -- X The Property Is Carried Off 99 -- XI In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind 108 -- XII Select Incident of Lawful Trade 122 -- XIII The Quaker Settlement 139 -- XIV Evangeline 148 -- XV Of Tom's New Master, and Various Other Matters 158 -- XVI Tom's Mistress and Her Opinions 174 -- XVII The Freeman's Defence 193 -- XVIII Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions 209 -- XIX Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions, Continued 226 -- XX Topsy 245 -- XXI Kentuck 260 -- XXII "The Grass Withereth--the Flower Fadeth" 265 -- XXIII Henrique 272 -- XXIV Foreshadowings 280 -- XXV The Little Evangelist 286 -- XXVI Death 291 -- XXVII "This Is the Last of Earth" 304 -- XXVIII Reunion 312 -- XXIX The Unprotected 326 -- XXX The Slave Warehouse 334 -- XXXI The Middle Passage 344 -- XXXII Dark Places 350 -- XXXIII Cassy 359 -- XXXIV The Quadroon's Story 366 -- XXXV The Tokens 377 -- XXXVI Emmeline and Cassy 383 -- XXXVII Liberty 390 -- XXXVIII The Victory 396 -- XXXIX The Stratagem 406 -- XL The Martyr 416 -- XLI The Young Master 423 -- XLII An Authentic Ghost Story 429 -- XLIII Results 436 -- XLIV The Liberator 444.
Summary "There may be no other novel in American history as significant as Uncle Tom's Cabin. A feat of gripping storytelling - the first American work of fiction to become an international best seller - no other book so effectively expressed the moral case against the "peculiar institution" of slavery.".
"This volume features a new introduction by Charles Johnson, recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship and winner of the National Book Award for his 1990 novel Middle Passage. Johnson examines Uncle Tom's Cabin with an eye that is at once appreciative and critical, discussing its considerable craft, its impact on its 1852 audience, and its "ineluctably racist" view of African Americans. He describes how Stowe created vibrant and dramatic characters from all levels of Southern society - the mulatto genius George Harris, his light-skinned wife Eliza, the vicious slave trader Dan Haley, the guilt-ridden Augustine St. Clare - hurling them along truly exciting plotlines.
She also infused her book with her then-controversial awareness of the humanity of black men and women, giving her audience a sense of the personal reality of the horrors of slavery. But even as sympathetic an author as Stowe, Johnson observes, substituted one kind of racism for another, depicting her black characters with a patronizing condescension."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Uncle Tom (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Master and servant -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
Plantation life -- Fiction.
Southern States -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Enslaved persons -- Fiction.
Genre Political fiction.
Added Title Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman Special Collection of Contemporary American and English Literature.
ISBN 0195158164 (alk. paper)
9780195158168 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 49627752
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