Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Audiobook CD - 1997
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Neither before nor after the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin has a woman ever so moved America to take action against injustice as Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought the abolitionists' message to the public conscience. Indeed, Abraham Lincoln greeted Stowe in 1863 as "the little lady who made this big war."

Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eluding the hired slave catchers. Aided by the Underground Railroad, Quakers, and others opposed to the Fugitive Slave Act, Eliza, her son, and her husband George run toward Canada.

As the Harrises flee to freedom, another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale. Too loyal to abuse his master's trust, too Christian to rebel, Tom wrenches himself from his family. Befriending a white child, Evangeline St. Clare, Tom is purchased by her father and taken to their home in New Orleans. Although Evangeline's father finally resolves to free his slaves, his sudden death alters their fates, sending Tom farther downriver to Simon Legree's plantation, and the whips of Legree's overseers.

This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p1997.
Edition: Library ed.
ISBN: 9781597371520
1597371521
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO FICTION Stowe Harriet
Characteristics: 16 audio discs (20 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Schirner, Buck

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JCLJoyceM Mar 21, 2018

It’s easy to understand how this book helped propel the slavery issue forward and appalled those in the northern states. The book shows the uncertainties of slave life and the horrible conditions under which many lived. A kind master who promises freedom at his death cannot enforce this decree if... Read More »


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JCLJoyceM Mar 21, 2018

It’s easy to understand how this book helped propel the slavery issue forward and appalled those in the northern states. The book shows the uncertainties of slave life and the horrible conditions under which many lived. A kind master who promises freedom at his death cannot enforce this decree if he did not sign papers, and more than one slave in the novel learns this truth.
Tom keeps his faith in a better life to come, even as he is sold to a new master and then to the savagely cruel Simon Legree. Harriet Beecher Stowe shows the hypocrisy of owners who can cite Scripture to support their views. Some had the attitude that blacks were lesser individuals who did not mourn being separated from their families and could be set up with another spouse.
This audio version has tracks which are entirely too short, most of less than a minute, resulting in 90-plus tracks on each CD. This is bothersome if you are switching from one player to another.

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