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Eclectic Book Club: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe was appalled by slavery, and she took one of the few options open to nineteenth century women who wanted to affect public opinion: she wrote a novel, a huge, enthralling narrative that claimed the heart, soul, and politics of pre-Civil War Americans. It is unabashed propaganda and overtly moralistic, an attempt to make whites - North and South - see slaves as mothers, fathers, and people with (Christian) souls. In a time when women might see the majority of their children die, Harriet Beecher Stowe portrays beautiful Eliza fleeing slavery to protect her son...

Book Club Info
Title: 
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Author: 
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0375756930/COVER_GIF
Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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