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Uncle Tom’s Cabin

White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel that energized the anti-slavery movement prior to the U.S. Civil War and which was the most popular book of the 19th century (1852)
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Strongly Associated with:   Harriet Beecher Stowe
When someone pejoratively calls another an "Uncle Tom" they are referring to the undue subservience Stowe’s character, showed to his white master.

Although commonly called "Uncle Tom’s Cabin", the original title was:  "Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly"

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  • White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • He’d asked her to stop calling him Uncle Luke about a year ago, claiming that it made him feel old, and anyway reminded him of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • By the second grade, I was intimately familiar with and capable of discussing in some detail Tom Sawyer and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • One of them said that it would be a nice time to bury the novel, now that a Virginian, one hundred years after Appomattox, had written Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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  • Accepting Uncle Tom’s Cabin as revelation second only to the Bible, the Yankee women all wanted to know about the bloodhounds which every Southerner kept to track down runaway slaves.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin was no literary masterpiece but it was a culture-bearing book.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • This honorable gentleman would not have voted for the Fugitive Slave Law, as did the senator in "Uncle Tom’s Cabin;" on the contrary, he was strongly opposed to it; but he was enough under its influence to be afraid of having me remain in his house many hours.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Here’s a partial list: Ralph Touchett in Henry James’s novel The Portrait of a Lady (1881) and Milly Theale inhis later The Wings of the Dove (1902), Little Eva in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), Paul Dombey in Charles Dickens’s Dombey and Son (1848), Mimi in Puccini’s opera La Boheme (1896), Hans Castorp and his fellow patients at the sanatorium in Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain (1924), Michael Furey in Joyce’s "The Dead," Eugene Gant’s father in Thomas Wolfe’s Of Time…
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She had a cold and was reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin so much that her eyes had begun to hurt.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, was published in two volumes in March, 1852.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman

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  • It is probable, indeed, that "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" and "Ten Nights in a Bar-room," both published in the early 50’s, were the first contemporary native books, after Cooper’s day, that the American people, as a people, ever read.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • CHAPTER X The Property Is Carried Off The February morning looked gray and drizzling through the window of Uncle Tom’s cabin.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He had a regular uniform he met trains in, a sort of Uncle Tom’s cabin outfit, patchesand all.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • CHAPTER VII The Mother’s Struggle It is impossible to conceive of a human creature more wholly desolate and forlorn than Eliza, when she turned her footsteps from Uncle Tom’s cabin.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Moreover, Cooper and John P. Kennedy had shown the way to native sources of literary material, and Longfellow was making ready to follow them; novels in imitation of English models were no longer heard of; the ground was preparing for "Uncle Tom’s Cabin."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • UNCLE TOM’S CABIN or Life among the Lowly By Harriet Beecher Stowe VOLUME I CHAPTER I In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine, in a well-furnished dining parlor, in the town of P——, in Kentucky.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • CHAPTER XXI Kentuck Our readers may not be unwilling to glance back, for a brief interval, at Uncle Tom’s Cabin, on the Kentucky farm, and see what has been transpiring among those whom he had left behind.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Think of your freedom, every time you see UNCLE TOM’S CABIN; and let it be a memorial to put you all in mind to follow in his steps, and be honest and faithful and Christian as he was."
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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