Her mother was his first wife, Roxana Footea deeply religious woman who died when Stowe was only five years old. Her notable siblings included a sister, Catharine Beecherwho became an educator and author, as well as brothers who became ministers: There she received a traditional academic education, usually only reserved for males at the time, with a focus in the classics, including studies of languages and mathematics.
Focusing on the plight of African American slaves in antebellum USA, it was charged by Abraham Lincoln with the outbreak of the American Civil War and it is easy, even in this modern day, to see why: At once thrilling and devastating it is no surprise that the novel had such a profound effect on the people of the day.
One of the most pervading themes of the book is faith, most importantly its inability to be shaken. Particularly profound is the way that the other characters prove contrasting in their ability to trust and hope; unlike Tom, they allow themselves to succumb to the hopelessness of their surroundings.
The tumultuous and twisting plot makes for a real page-turner of a novel and the journeys undertaken by the main characters of the novel are cleverly paralleled in terms of hope.
Of course, the dominant theme of slavery woven throughout the novel makes for a deeply disturbing lesson in the History of not just the USA but also of the world. I urge everyone and anyone to read this novel — despite the fact that it was abolished before our time, it gives a real insight into all aspects of slavery.
Join the site and send us your review!This is a great TV movie adaption of Uncle Tom's Cabin (with Captain Sisko of DS9 portraying Tom majestically including several great vocal solos) that restores Uncle Tom to Harriet Beecher Stowe's character of a noble savior figure rather than the modern pejorative slur that came from later adaptions of the novel.
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in , the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U.S.
and is said to have "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War". Uncle Tom's Cabin, written and published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in , was the most popular 19th century novel and, after the Bible, was the second-best-selling book of that century.
Over , copies were sold in the United States in its first year alone. Harriet Beecher Stowe - her novel was this powerful of a force in influencing people's opinion toward the war.
Uncle Tom left a profound impression on the North. Governments in Paris and London were also influenced and did not support the south (where previously they may have) due to the knowledge they gained from reading Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (Wordsworth Classics) Harriet Beecher Stowe's main work Uncle Tom's Cabin has an incredible legacy.
The story goes that upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, President Abraham Lincoln exclaimed, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!” This novel was a powerful tool for those fighting to end slavery before and during the Civil War; however, it’s easy to forget the story’s antislavery intentions when a modern reading of .