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  Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
The other is the story of Uncle Tom, a kindly slave who is sold down the river but is fortunate enough to be bought by St. Clare at the urging of his daughter, Eva.
So called "Tom" literature, pro and con, became a virtual genre of its own in the years before the Civil War, although no other work in print managed to have the appeal of the original.
More and more, the term "Uncle Tom" was used not as a compliment, but as a way of describing a fl person who was too willing to accommodate the wishes of whites.
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  The Tom Caricature
The Tom caricature, as with the Mammy Caricature, was born in ante-bellum America in the defense of slavery.
Unlike the Coon, the Tom is portrayed as a dependable worker, eager to serve.
Always as toms are chased, harassed, hounded, flogged, enslaved, and insulted, they keep the faith, n'er turn against their white massas, and remain hearty, submissive, stoic, generous, selfless, and oh-so-very kind.
www.ferris.edu /news/jimcrow/tom   (3882 words)

UNCLE TOM is a guitar oriented hard power-pop rock band that writes and plays great catchy sing-along type songs.
All of UNCLE TOM'S music is guitar and drum driven and ALL of the songs are extremely melodic, but with highly intelligent lyrics, and are the kind that stick in your head and drive you crazy all day.
UNCLE TOM thinks this is what seperates them from all the rest.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Harriet Beecher Stowe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uncle Toms Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme.
Uncle Tom's Cabin reached millions as a novel and in various dramatic forms never authorized by Stowe, and became influential as well in Europe, especially Britain.
This was the biggest factor behind her writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, seen in her character Eliza Harris who runs away from slavery when her son was going to be sold away from her.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Harriet-Beecher-Stowe   (3323 words)

 Uncle Tom's Cabin - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a novel by American novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme.
Eva enters the narrative when Uncle Tom is traveling via steamship to New Orleans to be sold, and he rescues the 5-year-old girl from drowning.
Eva encourages her father to buy Tom and he becomes the head coachman at the St. Claire plantation.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Uncle_Tom%27s_Cabin   (622 words)

 Continental, Ohio - Uncle Tom's Cabin | WOSU Stations
Uncle Tom’s Cabin sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 by the end of the year, astronomical numbers for the mid-nineteenth century.
Today, we think of the term “Uncle Tom” as a pejorative, and it is through the theatre and film that Uncle Tom became a literary figure synonymous with passive resistance, betrayal, and subservience.
To Malcolm X, Uncle Tom was the man preaching reform when others were preaching revolution; the one who advocated peace instead of war; the person who urged others to stay at home instead of taking to the streets; the leader who preached racial equality instead of Black Power.
www.wosu.org /archive/continental/uncle_tom.php   (411 words)

 Uncle Tom - AskTheBrain.com
These "Uncle Toms shall be judged by history for the evil they have unleashed upon the people of Zimbabwe", the paper menacingly warned.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the most famous and popular pieces of.
Indeed, Uncle Tom's mid 19th century appeal was largely to sober dress-fl puritans.
www.askthebrain.com /tom_uncle-.html   (271 words)

 SparkNotes: Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Analysis of Major Characters
First, Tom is not an old man. The novel states that he is eight years older than Shelby, which probably places him in his late forties at the start of the novel.
Tom’s passivity owes not to stupidity or to contentment with his position, but to his deep religious values, which impel him to love everyone and selflessly endure his trials.
Tom’s death proves Legree’s fundamental moral and personal inferiority, and provides the motivating force behind George Shelby’s decision to free all the slaves.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Uncle Tom's Cabin Study Guide - Short Summary
Uncle Tom's Cabin, described by Stowe herself as a "series of sketches" depicting the human cruelty of slavery, opens with a description of Arthur Shelby's Kentucky plantation during the antebellum period.
Uncle Tom, however, must remain loyal to his master, despite his betrayal and the risk of death at the cruel hands of a new master, and does not accompany Eliza on her journey to the Ohio River.
Tom's contentment does not last, however, because Eva soon falls ill. Dying, she asks that all the slaves surround her bedside, where she gives each of them a golden lock of hair and tells them they must Christian so that they can see each other in heaven.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/uncletom/shortsumm.html   (820 words)

 Uncle Tom's Cabin
The author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, was the daughter of the prominent Congregational clergyman, the Reverend Lyman Beecher, and the sister of Henry Ward Beecher.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin was reviled in the South as abolitionist propaganda, but sales in that region were very strong.
Uncle Tom's Cabin was so widely read that its characters helped spread common stereotypes of African Americans.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h223.html   (440 words)

 Uncle Tom’s Cabin
It is better to be the recipient of violence than the inflicter of it, since the latter only multiplies the existence of violence and bitterness in the universe, while the former may develop a sense of shame in the opponent, and thereby bring about a transformation and change of heart.
She has drugged Legree’s brandy and provided an axe for Tom to do the deed (she fears she is not physically strong enough to pull it off.)But Tom refuses, saying “good never comes of wickedness” and that we must “love our enemies.”Cassy bases her escape plan on her knowledge of Legree’s rear of demonic supernatural.
Tom provides him with the relevant scriptural passage, Matthew 26: 34-40 — Those will be “curse…into everlasting fire” A principal defense of slavery—astonishingly as it may seem today—was the argument that fls so not feel or think like whites and therefore are not as sensitive to pain and suffering.
www.viterbo.edu /perspgs/faculty/GSmith/UncleTomisaClassic.html   (1245 words)

 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin's strong religious overtones appealed to its largely Christian, white, 19th-century audience.
Its plot follows the story of Uncle Tom, a pious and faithful slave, as he is sold to several owners.
These were essentially minstrel shows loosely based on Uncle Tom's Cabin, and their grossly exaggerated caricatures further perpetuated some of the stereotypes that Stowe used.
www.africanaonline.com /slavery_toms_cabin.htm   (569 words)

 Issues & Views: Don't Blame Uncle Tom
Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of those books which is more likely to be cited in anger than to have been read at leisure.
Tom, meanwhile, is floating on a passenger boat down the Mississippi under the watchful eye of the slave trader when he sees a white girl, Eva, fall overboard and dives in to save her.
Tom had a remarkably smooth, soft voice, and a habitually respectful manner, that had given Legree an idea that he would be cowardly, and easily subdued.
www.issues-views.com /index.php/sect/1006/article/1088   (3230 words)

 Preparing to Visit Japan
As you know, Uncle Tom has been an expert on Japan for a long time, and he likes to introduce it to others as much as possible.
Uncle Tom will teach you about Japanese toilets (otearai), unless you father wants to fill you in.
Uncle Tom is going to give you the name of a book or two that might help you understand a little bit before you come and if you want to read more, just ask us for more recommendations.
www.biz2web.com /grant/c18.htm   (1796 words)

Uncle Tomism, a policy of relationship between whites and fls involving a benevolent but patronizing attitude on the part of the whites and a willingly submissive attitude on the part of the fls"(2056-57).
Geneva Smitherman defines "Uncle Tom as a negative label for a Black person, suggesting that he/she is a SELL-OUT, NOT DOWN WITH the Black cause.
Smitherman explains the use of uncle as a "Southern custom of whites addressing all Blacks as "aunty" and "uncle", a practice resented by Blacks"(284).
kpearson.faculty.tcnj.edu /Dictionary/uncle_tom.htm   (477 words)

 Publishers' Bindings Online: Uncle Tom's Cabin
It was banned as abolitionist propaganda in the South, and a number of pro-slavery writers responded with so-called “Anti-Tom literature.” These novels portrayed slavery from the southern point of view, in an attempt to show that Stowe exaggerated her depiction of slavery’s evils.
Stowe responded in 1853 with A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a collection of slave narratives, newspaper clippings, and other facts that verified the details in her novel.
Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture: A Multimedia Archive (The University of Virginia)
bindings.lib.ua.edu /gallery/uncletom.html   (1066 words)

 Uncle Tom's Cabin - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Uncle Tom's Cabin (ISBN 0553212184) is a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, in which slavery is a major theme.
Uncle Tom's Cabin was first published on March 20, 1852.
The term Uncle Tom, an offensive slur directed at African-Americans considered to be humiliatingly subservient to white people, is derived from this novel.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Uncle_Tom%27s_Cabin   (324 words)

 Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896) - Find A Grave Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," an antislavery novel of such power that it is cited among the causes of the American Civil War, Harriet Beecher Stowe was also an advocate of women's rights, religious tolerance, and educational reform.
These hardships deepened her empathy with the suffering of others, however, and life in close proximity to Kentucky, a slave state, provided her with the material for "Uncle Tom." While visiting the South she had witnessed the brutality of the plantation system first-hand, and she also housed fugitive slaves in her home.
Her subsequent literary efforts fell short of "Uncle Tom's" success, although her 1869 biography of Lady Byron generated almost as much controversy for its allegations of incest.
www.findagrave.com /cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=992   (489 words)

 A Buddhist response to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Christian dualism is at the heart of the problem
In Roger and Hammerstein's retelling of Uncle Tom's Cabin, the wife of the King of Siam adapts Harriet Beecher Stowe's story to an Eastern perspective, seemingly changing the religion at its core from Christianity to Buddhism by replacing Jesus with Buddha.
Tom is a near perfect parallel to Jesus; beyond human concerns, his sights are on Heaven and on saving others so that they, too, will make it there instead of falling into Satan's grip and being pulled down to Hell.
If Tom can also be considered a parent-figure for George, it seems particularly important that it is "kneeling on the grave of his poor friend" that the young master declares before God that "from this hour, [he] will do what one man can to drive out this curse of slavery from [his] land" (365).
serendip.brynmawr.edu /sci_cult/courses/emotion/web3/ebagus.html   (1593 words)

 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Gail Jarvis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published two years after the Compromises of 1850.
Uncle Tom’s third and final master is perhaps the most famous villain in American literature – Simon Legree: a New England Yankee.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published almost ten years before the War Between the States.
www.lewrockwell.com /jarvis/jarvis54.html   (850 words)

 Uncle Tom's Cabin Summary & Essays - Harriet Beecher Stowe
When Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly was first published in 1852, no one—least of all its author, Harriet Beecher Stowe—expected the book to become a sensation, but this antislavery novel took the world by storm.
Hoping to move her fellow Americans to protest this law and slavery in general, Stowe attempted to portray "the institution of slavery just as it existed." Indeed, Uncle Tom's Cabin was nearly unique at the time in its presentation of the slaves' point of view.
Tom is sold first to a kind master, Augustine St. Clare, and then to the fiendish Simon Legree, at whose hands he meets his death.
www.enotes.com /uncle-toms   (378 words)

 World's Greatest Classic Books - Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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 fl hero in American fiction.
Although abolitionists were not satisfied with Uncle Tom’s Cabin because it endorsed sending free fls to Africa, leaders of the movement like William Lloyd Garrison and Thomas Wentworth Higginson told Stowe they were glad she had written it.
www.fortunecity.com /tinpan/quickstep/1103/book41.htm   (3290 words)

 Harriet Beecher-Stowe
In the story 'Uncle Tom' of the title is bought and sold three times and finally beaten to death by his last owner.
Tom is sold to the villainous Simon Legree, a Yankee and a brutal cotton plantation owner.
Tom will not reveal their whereabouts and Legree has his lackeys Quimbo and Sambo beat the unprotesting Tom to the point of death.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /hbstowe.htm   (1416 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Uncle Tom's Cabin Study Guide
Shelby is loathe to part with Tom, who has been his loyal servant since boyhood, but nevertheless he tries to persuade the trader of Tom's qualities- religious piety, honesty, and sensibility- so he will not have to sell more than one slave.
Tom's wife, Chloe, is the head cook on the plantation, and this boisterous, turban-clad woman prides herself on her culinary reputation.
The fact that Tom's cabin is the central meeting place for the slaves and that he mesmerizes them with his earnest and simple prayer shows that Tom has an important leadership role among the slaves.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/uncletom/section3.html   (2754 words)

 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Tom is sold to Simon Legree, a Yankee and a brutal cotton plantation owner.
Tom will not reveal their whereabouts and Legree beats the unprotesting Tom to death just before Shelby's son arrives to redeem him.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a book that shows a lot about slavery and every person should read this novel.
www.online-literature.com /stowe/uncletom   (956 words)

 OHS - Places - Harriet Beecher Stowe House   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uncle Tom's Cabin has been published in over 75 languages and is still an important text used in schools all over the world.
Written at a time when women did not vote, have legal rights, or even speak in public meetings, Uncle Tom's Cabin became an important part of the social fabric and thought that eventually caused the Civil War to break out and the southern slaves to be emancipated by President Abraham Lincoln, effective in 1863.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a remarkable example of how one person can make a huge impact to improve the lives of millions of people.
www.ohiohistory.org /places/stowe   (513 words)

 Startin' Some Shit - Oedipus and Uncle Tom | Philly Future - Philadelphia Blogs - The News YOU Write
Uncle Tom is a character in a book published in 1852 (before the end of slavery in America).
Uncle Tom was a Christian, and a slave, and believed that his faith would save him.
Calling someone an Uncle Tom to disparage the choices they make overlooks the fact that for the real Uncle Tom his choices were many fewer and were literally matters of life and death.
www.phillyfuture.org /node/4735   (1503 words)

 Abolitionist Gifts
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 Uncle Tom's Shadow
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a moralizing tale, the kind of material adults blithely leave behind and rarely revisit.
Meanwhile, the faithful and pious field slave Uncle Tom accepts his fate and is sold by the Shelbys to the St. Clares of New Orleans: Augustine St. Clare; his wife, Marie; and their small daughter, the angelic Little Eva.
Uncle Tom becomes an integral part of the St. Clare family; his unassuming piety converts both Eva and Augustine (but not the coldhearted Marie) to abolitionism, but his two new allies die tragically.
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