Apx size: 7.25 " by 4.25" with 325 pages plus some ads. ILLUSTRATED WITH colored frontis plus 16 b/w PICTURES. (June 15, 1789 May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, he escaped to Upper Canada. In 1830, and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other.Fugitive slaves at Dawn, British Canada. The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself. (1849), is believed to have inspired the title character of. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Josiah Henson was born on a farm near Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland.
When he was a boy, his father was punished for standing up to a slave owner, for which he received one hundred lashes. In addition, his right ear was nailed to the whipping post. Following his family's master's death, young Josiah was separated from his mother, brothers, and sisters. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War". Stowe, a Connecticut born teacher at the Hartford Female Seminary and an active abolitionist.
Featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave. Around whom the stories of other characters revolve. Depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can overcome something as destructive as enslavement of fellow human beings.
In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called the most popular novel of our day. The impact attributed to the book is great, reinforced by a story that when Abraham Lincoln met Stowe at the start of the Civil War, Lincoln declared, So this is the little lady who started this great war. The quote is apocryphal; it did not appear in print until 1896, and it has been argued that The long-term durability of Lincoln's greeting as an anecdote in literary studies and Stowe scholarship can perhaps be explained in part by the desire among many contemporary intellectuals...To affirm the role of literature as an agent of social change. Helped popularize a number of stereotypes about black people. These include the affectionate, dark-skinned. "Mammy"; the "pickaninny" stereotype of black children; and the "Uncle Tom". Or dutiful, long-suffering servant faithful to his white master or mistress. In recent years, the negative associations with. Have, to an extent, overshadowed the historical impact of the book as a vital antislavery tool.
Condition: Please zoom in on photos carefully as they are part of the description. All of my books are VERY OLD and have wear. Fair to good minus for its age. Text and boards secure, but the textblock is cracked in the middle of the book, and so is the front inner hinge.
Pages have some sporadic spotting, mostly light. A few small rips and folds. Gilt a bit faded -it looks brighter in my picture due to the flash.Tips lightly worn, except the back lower which is worn more than average [see picture]. PLEASE ADD ME TO YOU "SELLERS YOU FOLLOW" LIST. AND check back now and then to see what's new! Otherwise I can't send you a new invoice. If you have trouble, contact me. And remember -this book is very old and may have accumulated bad smells along the way [musty basement/ mildew/ smoke] - I have found that dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference! As far as I can tell -this book has a musty smell -I will put extra dryer sheets in it. LIFE IS SHORT, and you've better things to do - feel free to copy me if it saves you time! The item "ANTIQUE UNCLE TOM'S CABIN STOWE RARE EARLY ILLUSTRATED EDT USA SLAVERY CIVIL WAR" is in sale since Sunday, July 16, 2017.
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