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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin opens with a Kentucky farmer named Arthur Shelby facing the loss of his farm because of debts. Even though he and his wife, Emily Shelby, believe that they have a benevolent relationship with their slaves, Shelby decides to raise the needed funds by selling two of them-Uncle Tom, a middle-aged man with a wife and children, and Harry, the son of Emily Shelby's maid Eliza-to a slave trader. Emily Shelby hates the idea of doing this because she had promised her maid that her child would never be sold; Emily's son, George Shelby, hates to see Tom go because he sees the old man as his friend and mentor. When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852, it became an international blockbuster, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone in its first year. Progressive for her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the earliest writers to offer a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery. Her stirring indictment and portrait of human dignity in the most inhumane circumstances enlightened hundreds of thousands of people by revealing the human costs of slavery, which had until then been cloaked and justified by the racist misperceptions of the time.

Uncle Tom's Cabin opens with a Kentucky farmer named Arthur Shelby facing the loss of his farm because of debts. Even though he and his wife, Emily Shelby, believe that they have a benevolent relationship with their slaves, Shelby decides to raise the needed funds by selling two of them-Uncle Tom, a middle-aged man with a wife and children, and Harry, the son of Emily Shelby's maid Eliza-to a slave trader. Emily Shelby hates the idea of doing this because she had promised her maid that her child would never be sold; Emily's son, George Shelby, hates to see Tom go because he sees the old man as his friend and mentor. When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852, it became an international blockbuster, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone in its first year. Progressive for her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the earliest writers to offer a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery. Her stirring indictment and portrait of human dignity in the most inhumane circumstances enlightened hundreds of thousands of people by revealing the human costs of slavery, which had until then been cloaked and justified by the racist misperceptions of the time.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin opens with a Kentucky farmer named Arthur Shelby facing the loss of his farm because of debts. Even though he and his wife, Emily Shelby, believe that they have a benevolent relationship with their slaves, Shelby decides to raise the needed funds by selling two of them-Uncle Tom, a middle-aged man with a wife and children, and Harry, the son of Emily Shelby's maid Eliza-to a slave trader. Emily Shelby hates the idea of doing this because she had promised her maid that her child would never be sold; Emily's son, George Shelby, hates to see Tom go because he sees the old man as his friend and mentor. When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852, it became an international blockbuster, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone in its first year. Progressive for her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the earliest writers to offer a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery. Her stirring indictment and portrait of human dignity in the most inhumane circumstances enlightened hundreds of thousands of people by revealing the human costs of slavery, which had until then been cloaked and justified by the racist misperceptions of the time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Allen

Length:

20h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

27:33


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:35


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:36


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

31:39


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:30


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

23:59


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

34:43


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

41:58


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

44:02


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

26:56


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

38:34


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

45:48


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

24:46


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

28:16


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

45:20


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

49:02


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

44:42


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

42:16


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

52:59


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

39:13


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

11:53


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

19:05


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

18:55


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

17:35


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

11:55


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

36:23


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

20:48


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

39:08


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

19:37


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

26:51


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

15:57


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

22:25


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

19:32


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

28:35


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

17:01


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

17:17


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

16:52


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

27:09


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

25:59


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

18:07


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

17:19


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

16:29


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

21:24


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

09:15


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

25:56


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

00:25