Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Published in 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin brought the abolitionist’s message to the White House and beyond-no woman before or since Harriet Beecher Stowe has so successfully written a novel designed to motivate America to act on a major issue of the day. Controversial still, this novel has weathered continual debates on all aspects of its writing and its subject matter. In her eloquent introduction, Ann Douglas establishes the historical and literary significance of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the accuracy in its portrayal of the slave experience, the brilliance in its narrative structure and use of dialogue, and its profoundly feminist implications.
Author: Harriet Stowe