Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Vook Classics
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Published in 1852 as the slavery debate raged across the United States of America, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was met with instant fame and controversy. Focusing on the experiences of the eponymous character, his fellow slaves, and various slave-owners, the novel provided thousands of readers both in the States and the United Kingdom with their first detailed portrait of the daily lives of African-Americans under slavery. Credited with raising awareness of the realities of slavery, galvanizing the Abolitionist movement and helping spark the Civil War, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" quickly became one of the best selling books of the 19th century. It remains an invaluable document both of fiction as a force for social change as well as a source of enduring stereotypes.
Classic, dramatic narrative
I found "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to be vividly descriptive of each important detail; from the scene down to the feelings of the characters. I can see why this book has lasted as long as it has & would recommend it to anyone living in America today. Knowledge of our country's history, even the ugly part, should be acknowledged and respected for its role in the formation of America's foundation.