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worst you can, my troubles'll be over soon;
but, if ye
don't repent, yours won't never end."
The following books will introduce you to Uncle Tom, who said
these words in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. To order a book, or for more information, follow the book
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- Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle
Tom's Cabin (Elizabeth Ammons, Ed.). New York:
- This is the authoritative Norton Critical Edition
which includes background and commentary by many
critics, as well as the original illustrations
for this 1852 novel.
- Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Key
to Uncle Tom's Cabin. Ayer, 1969.
- Stowe answered her critics in 1853 by documenting
the horrible conditions of slavery described in
- Wilson, Edmund. Patriotic
Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War.
- Wilson's chapter on Stowe is a critical classic.
- Gossett, Thomas F. Uncle
Tom's Cabin and American Culture. Dallas: Southern
Methodist University Press, 1985.
- This book gives a comprehensive history of the
reception of Uncle Tom's Cabin in
America and abroad and its evolution in various
- Stowe, Harriet Beecher. The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin. Norton, 2006.
- Annotations and essays by Profs. Henry Louis Gates and Hollis Robbins put the novel in the context of its times, track its influence since then, and consider its troubled but enduring place in American literature.
- Reynolds, David S. Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America. Norton, 2011.
- Reynold's critically well-received study retains enthusiasm for Stowe's achievement and the book's political importance, while presenting abundant evidence of its mixed legacy.
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