Harriet Beecher Stowe Being Narratives of the Lives and Deeds of Statesmen, Generals, and Orators Including Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Lincoln, Grant, Garrison, Sumner, Chase, Wilson, Greeley, Farragut, Andrew, Colfax, Stanton, Douglas, Buckingham, Sherman, Sheridan, Howard, Phillips and Beecher.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom’s cabin, or, Life among the lowly, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/2200 . Uncle Tom’s cabin, or, Life among the lowly Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 Jones, Howard Mumford, 1892- Harvard University Press Cambridge [MA] 1962 First edition published in 1852
Solomon Northup, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Josiah Henson, Harriet Jacobs & Booker T. Washington TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (Plus MUCH more!)
This exciting new release includes the complete text of "Twelve Years a Slave." Read the amazing story of Solomon Northup before (or after) you see the critically-acclaimed movie of 2013. But this collection doesn't stop there. It also includes:
Complete, unabridged texts of the five additional works listed below, all well-known works about slavery in America
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The original illustrations for "Twelve Years a Slave"
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Below is a brief introduction to the six included works. (Excerpts from Wikipedia are used in the summaries.)
Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana
Author: Solomon Northup (July 1808 - c. 1864-1875)
"Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup as told to David Wilson, is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War."
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Author: Frederick Douglass (February 1818 - February 20, 1895)
"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States."
The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself
"Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe...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."
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriett Ann Jacobs, under the pen name Linda Brent (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897)
"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pen name "Linda Brent." It addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young women slaves faced on the plantations, and how these struggles were harsher than what men suffered as slaves."
Up From Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915)
"Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his work to rise from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools."
Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom felt more unhappy than ever. He had hoped at least to have a little room which he could keep clean and tidy. But this hole he did not even have to himself. He had to share it with five or six others.
Harriet Beecher Stowe & Abraham Lincoln Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is an anti-slave novel that helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War. President Lincoln said of Beecher, “so this is the little lady who started this great war.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe Selling more than 300,000 copies the first year it was published, Stowe's powerful abolitionist novel fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852. Denouncing the institution of slavery in dramatic terms, the incendiary novel quickly draws the reader into the world of slaves and their masters. Stowe's characters are powerfully and humanly realized in Uncle Tom, a majestic and heroic slave whose faith and dignity are never corrupted; Eliza and her husband, George, who elude slave catchers and eventually flee a country that condones slavery; Simon Legree, a brutal plantation owner; Little Eva, who suffers emotionally and physically from the suffering of slaves; and fun-loving Topsy, Eva's slave playmate. Critics, scholars, and students are today revisiting this monumental work with a new objectivity, focusing on Stowe’s compelling portrayal of women and the novel's theological underpinnings.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Go on a journey to the coast of Maine and immerse yourself in the picturesque community on Orr’s Island. See the raindrops glistening on the pine needles and hear the waves crashing on the rocks. This is a tale of romance, tragedy, crusty sea captains, an impetuous boy, a loving girl, complete with village gossips and twists in the plot.
Harriet Beecher Stowe A mediados de una fría tarde de febrero, dos hombres estaban sentados solos con una copa de vino delante en un comedor bien amueblado de la ciudad de P. de Kentucky. No había criados, y los caballeros estaban muy juntos y parecían estar hablando muy serios de algún tema. Por comodidad, los hemos llamado hasta ahora dos caballeros. Sin embargo, al observar de forma crítica a uno de ellos, no parecía ceñirse muy bien a esa categoría. Era bajo y fornido, con facciones bastas y vulgares, y el aspecto fanfarrón de un hombre de baja calaña que quiere trepar la escala social. Vestía llamativamente un chaleco multicolor, un pañuelo azul con lunares amarillos anudado alegremente al cuello con un gran lazo, muy acorde con su aspecto general. Las manos eran grandes y rudas y cubiertas de anillos; llevaba una gruesa cadena de reloj repleta de enormes sellos de gran variedad de colores, que solía hacer tintinear con patente satisfacción en el calor de la conversación. Ésta estaba totalmente exenta de las limitaciones de la Gramática de Murray, y salpicada regularmente con diversas expresiones profanas, que ni siquiera el deseo de dar una versión gráfica de la conversación nos hará transcribir.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work -- exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward "the peculiar institution" and documenting, in heartrending detail, the tragic breakup of black Kentucky families "sold down the river." An immediate international sensation, Uncle Tom's Cabin sold 300,000 copies in the first year, was translated into thirty-seven languages, and has never gone out of print: its political impact was immense, its emotional influence immeasurable.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Harriet Beecher Stowe’s antislavery classic helped sow the seeds of abolition across the nation and became the bestselling novel of the nineteenth century
Since its publication in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel has been instrumental in shaping American attitudes about slavery and race. Throughout its long publication history, this remarkable novel has been both beloved and criticized, and its impact on antebellum cultural attitudes cannot be denied.
With a diverse and memorable cast of characters, this sentimental novel depicts both the grim realities of slavery and the tremendous strength of character that can triumph over adversity. In Uncle Tom, a noble and pious slave, readers see a man whose dignity, morality, and goodness are never compromised even by the horrors of slavery. Personifying the evils of the institution of slavery is Simon Legree, a ruthless plantation owner.
This deeply affecting novel remains a cornerstone of American history.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) was an abolitionist, writer, and teacher at Hartford Female Seminary. Stowe escaped the restrictions on women of the nineteenth century through her novel writing and antislavery activism. Stowe is best known for her depiction of African American life before the Civil War in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which was extremely influential in both the United States and Britain.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Once there was a nice young hen that we will call Mrs. Feathertop. She was a hen of most excellent family, being a direct descendant of the Bolton Grays, and as pretty a young fowl as you could wish to see of a summer's day.