UNCLE TOM'S CABIN Civil War Slavery Slave Trade 1ST ED.

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 16, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House



T his auction is for an original 1897 1ST EDITION! of " UNCLE TOM'S CABIN " by Harriet Beecher Stowe, as published into a special MEMORIAL EDITION just after Stowe's passing on July 1, 1896 . YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!!! I t is dominated by a single theme: the evil and immorality of slavery. S towe emphasizes the horrors of slavery on almost every page of the novel while also asserting that Christian love can overcome something as destructive as the enslavement of fellow human beings. U nlike the 1852 1st edition, published by John P. Jewett & Company in two separate volumes, this extraordinary special ART MEMORIAL EDITION!!! contains VOL. 1 & 2 combined into one book. I t is beautifully illustrated with over 100 ILLUSTRATIONS!!! by celebrated artist of the time. U pon publication, Uncle Tom's Cabin ignited a firestorm of protest from defenders of slavery (who created a number of books in response to the novel) while the book elicited praise from abolitionists. Southern reactions ranged from forcing a bookseller in Mobile, Alabama to leave town for selling the novel to sending threatening letters to Stowe herself (including a package containing a slave's severed ear). The novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the United

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