Harriet Beecher Stowe


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Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture: A Multi-Media Archive

This comprehensive academic site allows you to Browse, Search or Interpret the Novel and Legacy of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Primary material in this collection includes texts, images, songs, 3-D objects, film clips, essays, an interactive timeline and lesson plans. This site recommends that beginners use the Timeline in the interpret mode.


James Baldwin's "Everyone's Protest Novel" from "Notes of a Native Son"

James Baldwin wrote a passionate and critical essay on Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin in his classic book of essays, "Notes of a Native Son".


Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Matter of Influence

This essay, written by Hollis Robbins, a co-editor with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on "The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin", explores the influence of Uncle Tom's Cabin.


Wikipedia Site: A list of Uncle Tom's Cabin film adaptations


Website called, "Uncle Tom's Cabin Reconsidered: DVD and Sourcebook"

From the Website:

Written to condemn racism, Uncle Tom's Cabin remains the world’s second most translated book, after the Bible. Still a worldwide bestseller and widely published and studied in schools today, it was dramatized by George Aiken in 1852 and became the “World’s Greatest Hit” – certainly the most important play ever produced in the United States, running almost continuously until 1921. Uncle Tom unfortunately became the stereotype for a servile colored man who would not fight his oppression. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was seen by many as derogatory to blacks. Today, few would deny that some unintended racist elements exist in Stowe’s writing, yet many critics have ignored the significant proactive characters in the novel and play. The false notion that “an Uncle Tom” is a spineless victim who cannot stand up for his rights should be dispelled.


The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Stowe wrote the anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, in 1852. The world was never the same. Abolition became possible. Emancipation became law. But today, in the 21st century, inequity is everywhere. This site is to inspire you to do something about it.


Uncle Tom's Cabin Teaching Aids

This site offers a flexible curriculum for teaching all or portions of Uncle Tom's Cabin in a high school literature or American history class.


The Literature Network: Read Uncle Tom's Cabin Online

The Literature Network offers searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast. Their database currently holds over 3000 full books and over 4000 short stories and poems and over 8500 quotes.


Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University

The Freire Institute at UCLA is one of over 10 international Freire based Organizations working to build and support networks of scholars, teachers, activists, artists and community members dedicated to social justice through education.


Uncle Tom's Cabin in Art

The influence of Uncle Tom's Cabin extends from literature, to art, culture, religion, black studies, critical theory, abolitionist history and women's rights history. This short clip shows a single piece of art inspired by the novel.






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