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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Life Among the Lowly | [Harriet Beecher Stowe]

Uncle Tom's Cabin: Life Among the Lowly

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 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!
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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 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    MaryNeal NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL, United States 06-09-13
    MaryNeal NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "An eye opener"
    Where does Uncle Tom's Cabin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the most interesting and real to life stories, I have read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Uncle Tom . He was a good example of a true Christian.


    Which character – as performed by Mary Sarah – was your favorite?

    I liked Amilia , Eva and her father














    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes when mothers were being sold separately, and the way Uncle Tom dies.


    Any additional comments?

    This story really opened my eyes to a lot of the true factual things that went on doing slavery. I can see why it has taken the blacks so long to forgive. They should not be reminded by such stories as this. I believe there were enough saved ones that prayed for deliverance and that is why God raised up Abraham Lincoln ,in answer to there prayers. After listening to this book, I am sure of it. I am really saddened at the way they were treated like animals. All for money and prosperity. I am also moved at the honesty and goodness of some of those slave owners. At the way their slaves were part of the family and loved, and were treated as precious and valuable souls.

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    Mark BEAR, DE, United States 05-08-13
    Mark BEAR, DE, United States 05-08-13
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    "Human, American, Colored/Negro Tragedy"
    If you could sum up Uncle Tom's Cabin in three words, what would they be?

    Great, Quintessential, Vulger


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Uncle Tom's Cabin?

    There was a tale of a young mother and as a slave had her toddler removed from her while she was occupied With some task. Upon discovering the child was missing and having her slave master tell her how he had sold the child she displayed a despairing shock, then wept bitterly. Later that night she wept quietly. Then she quietly jumped from the river boat and was drowned. (Of course I don' t do the story justice.)


    What about Mary Sarah’s performance did you like?

    Admirable attempt of conveying feelings from a wide range of characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I know I cried or was greatly saddened several times. Yes, we can expect to be horrified, and indignant, this I expected. But the conveyance of a mother's love and heart ache was truly moving. Shouldn't we rethink life in the face of such horrors? What keeps this racial horror from continuing ? Why are some people not affected by racial differences?


    Any additional comments?

    This should be required reading. Is it shameful to be a slave? Is it shameful to be a slave owner? Are the chattel of racial slavery human? America the great and the world lives in enmity with regards to racial, religious , ethnic , class, etc... Differences for the most part. From hailie selassie's speech on race evolution is happening .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bridgett Crutchfield in MI on my phone 08-20-15
    Bridgett Crutchfield in MI on my phone 08-20-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Wooowwwww!"

    I cringed, laughed, rooted for and cried throughout the book. I'm forever changed. Book was difficult to listen to most times but I'm glad I persevered.

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    Kandace Hayes 08-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect"

    I recommend that everyone should read this accurate portrayal of the darkness that was slavery.

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    Holly Blake 07-09-15
    Holly Blake 07-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Oldie but goodie!"

    This has been considered propaganda! However. . .so many truths. So cleverly written! How valuable to remember our history!

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    Antoine von Rimes San Francisco, California USA 07-02-15
    Antoine von Rimes San Francisco, California USA 07-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Truly a great book"

    This book should be compulsory reading in all schools. The subject of slavery in America is glossed over all too quickly in our schools and leaves the descendants of slaves with the psychological stigma of coming from a people that were seen and treated as lesser beings, and it leaves the descendants of slave owners and those that lived under and made their way in this country on a system built on the blood and backs of an enslaved people with a knowledge that those decedents of slaves were considered less than themselves and that germ of thought is always in their psyche when they deal with black Americans. This book shows the humanity and dignity of the enslaved African and teaches their descendants that they come from a noble and resilient people, and for them to hold their heads up high and be not ashamed because they come from survivors and warriors who could not be broken or held down for long.

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    Alisa Broadbent 06-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic done wrong by reader"

    I absolutely love this classic work! It is inspiring, well written and true to its time.
    I was highly disappointed with the reader and her ability to separate voices. At times I was confused with who was speaking.

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    Naomi Farkas 06-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book!!! Love it!"

    I am not surprised that this was a forerunner to the first step of equality. I loved the genuine heart of the author for God and what his heart is for all men, not only to be physically free but most of all spiritually. A very inspiring book for all future generations.

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    Bryn Birt 06-05-15
    Bryn Birt 06-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "My new favorite book."

    Harriet Beecher Stowe created a work that unapologetically challenged the system of American slavery. Stowe collected stories of her former slave acquaintances and combined them into one magnificent story. With a novel, Stowe changed history.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin is an intense story about a Christian slave who is sold by the only master he's ever known, separated from his wife and children, and bought by increasingly worse masters, all while never giving up his faith in God. He leads many to Christ throughout the story.
    Slavery is shown to be heartless, unchristian, and dehumanizing in the novel by all who believe in slavey-from the most pious of masters to the most wretched of masters. It doesn't matter what one believes about slavery it matters what you do about it.
    It's now my all-time favorite novel.

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    Lynn Gurrentz 05-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Un likeable Performance"

    The voice actor in this performance is halting and monotonous... This was very hard for me to get used to.

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    "Brilliant story, poor narration"
    Would you try another book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe or narrated by Mary Sarah?

    I'd read another book by the author, but will definitely avoid this narrator in future.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Uncle Tom's Cabin?

    There were many, some memorable because of the terrible tragedy of them,others for the heroism of the characters. Many of these scenes were based on true events.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Although the narrator has a good voice and used an appropriate accent, the performance was jerky, the expression often didn't match the meaning, and many words were mispronounced.I got the impression that the narrator had not practised before she made the recording.


    Did Uncle Tom's Cabin inspire you to do anything?

    It brought home to me the horrors of slavery, and it also helped me understand some of the complicated reasons why this abuse of human beings persisted and was so difficult to end.It inspires me to think about what abuses still continue today, to which I may be turning a blind eye and which I may feel more comfortable to leave unchallenged, in the way that many basically good people allowed slavery to continue unchallenged.


    Any additional comments?

    The author must have been courageous to write this famous book, and I understand it had a profound effect on the history of the United States.The narration unfortunately does not do it justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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