The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin


Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe,Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393059465
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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An interpretation of the American classic refutes statements about the work's dehumanizing qualities as cited by James Baldwin in 1955, explaining how it served to raise period awareness about slavery and abolitionism and continues to provide insight into modern race relations and other social issues. 30,000 first printing.

Uncle Tom's Cabin


Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224023
Category: Fiction
Page: 438
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The story of Tom, Simon Legree, and oppressed slaves in the Antebellum South.

India Discovered: The Recovery of a Lost Civilization


Author: John Keay
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007399642
Category: History
Page: 224
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Two hundred years ago, India was seen as a place with little history and less culture.Today it is revered for a notable prehistory, a magnificent classical age and a cultural tradition unique in both character and continuity. How this extraordinary change in perception came about is the subject of this fascinating book.

A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antislavery movements
Page: 511
View: 3604

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Ben-Hur

A Tale of the Christ
Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 552
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Roll, Jordan, Roll

The World the Slaves Made
Author: Eugene D. Genovese
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0394716523
Category: History
Page: 823
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A definitive account of slave life in the Old South and the role of the slaves in fashioning a Black national culture.

The Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative


Author: Audrey Fisch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827596
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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The slave narrative has become a crucial genre within African American literary studies and an invaluable record of the experience and history of slavery in the United States. This Companion examines the slave narrative's relation to British and American abolitionism, Anglo-American literary traditions such as autobiography and sentimental literature, and the larger African American literary tradition. Special attention is paid to leading exponents of the genre such as Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, as well as many other, less well known examples. Further essays explore the rediscovery of the slave narrative and its subsequent critical reception, as well as the uses to which the genre is put by modern authors such as Toni Morrison. With its chronology and guide to further reading, the Companion provides both an easy entry point for students new to the subject and comprehensive coverage and original insights for scholars in the field.

Uncle Tom's Cabin


Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: Spark Notes
ISBN: 9781586634179
Category: Study Aids
Page: 70
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A New York Times Bestseller An Oprah's Book Club Selection A Nobel Prize-winning AuthorIn the sixty years since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has become one of the great modern classics. In it, Pearl Buck portrays a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan illuminates the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.

The Last Runaway

A Novel
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606649
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement. Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850--only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dream of the Great American Novel


Author: Lawrence Buell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674726324
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 584
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The first book in many years to take in the full sweep of national fiction, The Dream of the Great American Novel explains why this supposedly antiquated idea continues to thrive. It shows that four G.A.N. "scripts" are keys to the dynamics of American literature and identity--and to the myth of a nation perpetually under construction.

The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776-1848


Author: Robin Blackburn
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860919018
Category: History
Page: 560
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`An incisive synthesis of developments in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. Blackburn's book is bold and original.' Richard Dunn, Times Literary Supplement --

Danger on the Great Lakes


Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439113351
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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THERE'S MORE EXCITEMENT ON THIS CRUISE SHIP THAN NANCY BARGAINED FOR! Nancy, Bess, and George are going on a cruise around the Great Lakes for a fantastic end-of-summer vacation! As soon as the girls set foot on the ship, though, they smell something fishy. Their new friend Amber is upset because her boyfriend, Craig, is neglecting her. After a little investigating on her friend's behalf, Nancy learns that Craig is really a detective. He's been busy hunting for a mastermind diamond thief who may well be on the ship. And it turns out Craig can use some help. Soon Nancy's hunting for clues on land and offshore. Where there's stolen diamonds, though, there's danger -- and Nancy and her friends are soon caught in the thick of it. Will Nancy be able to crack this case before her ship is sunk?

A Month in the Country


Author: J.L. Carr
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176839
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

Old mortality


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bothwell Bridge, Battle of, Scotland, 1679
Page: 347
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A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon which the Story is Founded, Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557094934
Category: Fiction
Page: 262
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When first published, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought with its huge success enormous attention to the depravity of slavery. Many people, however, questioned the basis of truth of the novel. In response, Ms. Stowe gathered her research materials and published them in this now rare book.