Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224023

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

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The story of Tom, Simon Legree, and oppressed slaves in the Antebellum South.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 508

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The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe,Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393059465

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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An interpretation of the American classic refutes statements about the work's dehumanizing qualities as cited by James Baldwin in 1955, explaining how it served to raise period awareness about slavery and abolitionism and continues to provide insight into modern race relations and other social issues. 30,000 first printing.

India Discovered: The Recovery of a Lost Civilization

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Author: John Keay

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007399642

Category: History

Page: 224

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Two hundred years ago, India was seen as a place with little history and less culture.Today it is revered for a notable prehistory, a magnificent classical age and a cultural tradition unique in both character and continuity. How this extraordinary change in perception came about is the subject of this fascinating book.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Or, Life Among the Lowly

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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Slavery

Page: 511

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) Novel by

Harriet Beecher Stowe (World's Classics)

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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530656561

Category:

Page: 300

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War," according to Will Kaufman. Stowe, a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Seminary and an active abolitionist, featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters revolve. The sentimental novel depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can overcome something as destructive as enslavement of fellow human beings. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible.It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In the first year after it was published, 300,000 copies of the book were sold in the United States; one million copies in Great Britain. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." The impact attributed to the book is great, reinforced by a story that when Abraham Lincoln met Stowe at the start of the Civil War, Lincoln declared, "So this is the little lady who started this great war." The quote is apocryphal; it did not appear in print until 1896, and it has been argued that "The long-term durability of Lincoln's greeting as an anecdote in literary studies and Stowe scholarship can perhaps be explained in part by the desire among many contemporary intellectuals ... to affirm the role of literature as an agent of social change."

Sheppard Lee

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Author: Robert Montgomery Bird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative

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Author: Audrey Fisch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The slave narrative has become a crucial genre within African American literary studies and an invaluable record of the experience and history of slavery in the United States. This Companion examines the slave narrative's relation to British and American abolitionism, Anglo-American literary traditions such as autobiography and sentimental literature, and the larger African American literary tradition. Special attention is paid to leading exponents of the genre such as Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, as well as many other, less well known examples. Further essays explore the rediscovery of the slave narrative and its subsequent critical reception, as well as the uses to which the genre is put by modern authors such as Toni Morrison. With its chronology and guide to further reading, the Companion provides both an easy entry point for students new to the subject and comprehensive coverage and original insights for scholars in the field.

Woman in the Nineteenth Century

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Author: Margaret Fuller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112004

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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This 1845 classic by prototypical feminist discusses the Woman Question, prostitution and slavery, marriage, employment, reform, many other topics. Enormously influential work is today a classic of feminist literature.

Ben-Hur (A Tale of the Christ)

Historical Novel

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Author: Lew Wallace

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 802686851X

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Ben-Hur (A Tale of the Christ)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ben-Hur describes the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, Jewish prince from Jerusalem who gets betrayed by his friend from childhood and enslaved by the Romans. He is taken to Rome where he becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Running in parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. The novel reflects themes of betrayal, conviction, and redemption, with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion. Lew Wallace (1827-1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, politician, diplomat, and author. Among his novels and biographies, Wallace is best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a bestselling novel that has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century."

Crack Wars

Literature, Addiction, Mania

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Author: Avital Ronell

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071904

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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Avital Ronell asks why "there is no culture without drug culture." Tracing and tracking the zones of modern dependencies, she deals with the usual drugs and alcohol (and their celebrities: Freud's cocaine, Baudelaire's hashish, the Victorians' laudanum), and moves beyond them to addictive mappings that are culturally accepted - an insatiable appetite for romance novels, for instance, and romance itself as well as the satellite technologies of our everyday existence.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 9781586634179

Category: Study Aids

Page: 70

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A New York Times Bestseller An Oprah's Book Club Selection A Nobel Prize-winning AuthorIn the sixty years since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has become one of the great modern classics. In it, Pearl Buck portrays a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan illuminates the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.

CliffsNotes on Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Author: Thomas Thornburg,Mary Thornburg

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764586774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Uncle Tom's Cabin, you discover Harriet Beecher Stowe's most memorable and socially relevant novel -- a book that, when published in 1852, galvanized public opinion against slavery in a way never seen before. The story follows the lives of two slaves: Eliza, who escapes slavery with her son, and Tom, who must endure humiliation, abuse, and torture inflicted by his owners. This study guide takes you though Eliza and Tom's journeys by providing summaries and commentaries on each chapter of the novel. Critical essays give you insight into the major themes of the novel, as well as the novel's structure and Gothic elements. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Harriet Beecher Stowe A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260117

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

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The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town on the early nineteenth century.

The Dream of the Great American Novel

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Author: Lawrence Buell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674726324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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The first book in many years to take in the full sweep of national fiction, The Dream of the Great American Novel explains why this supposedly antiquated idea continues to thrive. It shows that four G.A.N. "scripts" are keys to the dynamics of American literature and identity--and to the myth of a nation perpetually under construction.

Slavery in America

A Reader and Guide

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Author: Kenneth Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748617968

Category: Slavery

Page: 456

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The first Reader and Guide to the subject of slavery in America. It combines both an introduction to the field and a selection of core primary and secondary readings, covering the period from the early seventeenth century to the American Civil War.Divided into 12 sections, it maps on to the semester system, whereby each section can form the core of a particular week's teaching. The opening and closing sections follow a chronological structure, while the main body of the volume takes a thematic approach, covering the following key areas:* Slavery in the Old South* Slave Life* The Economics of Slavery* Slavery and the Law* Slave Resistance* Pro-Slavery Ideology* The Anti-Slavery Movement* Slavery and ExpansionPrimary documents are drawn from a wide variety of sources: extracts from diaries, letters, laws, debates, oral testimonies, travellers' accounts, inventories, journals, autobiographies, petitions and novels. Black and white, male and female testimony is drawn upon. The secondary readings have been selected for including important, provocative discussions, based on the editor's experience of what works well in a teaching environment. Where possible the secondary readings link with the primary documents.As well as an introduction to the volume, each section consists of an introduction, a secondary reading and a selection of shorter primary documents. The introduction to each section introduces the main points of historical discussion, raises important questions and indicates what other writings should be consulted.Key Features* The only combined reader and guide to the subject of slavery in America* Based on the author's extensive experience of teaching the subject* Includes primary and secondary readings* Covers colonial period and later years - incredibly broad-ranging

New Essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Author: Eric J. Sundquist

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521317863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Examines the portrayal of Blacks in Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe's use of Gothic imagery, and the depiction of women's role in the slavery crisis

The World of Jeeves

(Jeeves & Wooster)

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Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144816477X

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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A Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus 'Jeeves knows his place, and it is between the covers of a book.' This is an omnibus of wonderful Jeeves and Wooster stories, specially selected and introduced by Wodehouse himself, who was struck by the size of his selection and described it as almost the ideal paperweight. As he wrote: 'I find it curious, now that I have written so much about him, to recall how softly and undramatically Jeeves first entered my little world. Characteristically, he did not thrust himself forward. On that occasion, he spoke just two lines. The first was: "Mrs Gregson to see you, sir." The second: "Very good, sir, which suit will you wear?" It was only some time later that the man's qualities dawned upon me. I still blush to think of the off-hand way I treated him at our first encounter...'. This omnibus contains Carry On, Jeeves, The Inimitable Jeeves, Very Good, Jeeves and the short stories 'Jeeves Makes an Omelette' and 'Jeeves and the Greasy Bird'.

The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776-1848

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Author: Robin Blackburn

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860919018

Category: History

Page: 560

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`An incisive synthesis of developments in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. Blackburn's book is bold and original.' Richard Dunn, Times Literary Supplement --