The story focuses on the tale of Uncle Tom, a long suffering black slave, the central character around whose life the other characters.
Timeless classic with a message of reform of injustice that resonates throughout the centuries
A must read
Uncle Toms Cabin
This was a very good read.
Uncle Tom’s cabin
Loved it. Kept me totally engaged throughout.
Not great not bad
It's not that bad of a book but it's so tiring, almost fell asleep reading it. It does give out a good message though!
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
WOW! This should still be required reading for all school children. Maybe not until at least junior high school age but all should read this book. WOW! Thank you for this book. It has truly done a work in my life.
Every American Should Read it
By Gretchen 1000000
Harriet Beecher Stowe was a woman ahead of her time. She could be a great leader today. The contents of this novel are taken from actual situations within our former slave-holding society. It was written and published while slavery was still legal in the United States.
Stowe illustrates, with amazing empathy for every type of character involved, how wrong it is to try to justify slavery in any sense. I would recommend reading it to gain a full understanding of why reparations are warranted and why Christianity and Slavery cannot truly coexist.
Hi, I haven't read this book yet but I'm curious if I can. I am an 11 year old girl 3 quarters into the fifth grade but I am an excellent reader. Though, I'm not sure if this book will have any language I do not under stand.
I had always heard of Uncle Tom's Cabin as a book ridiculed by blacks. Uncle Tom was to be hated and shunned. However one must keep in mind it was written in 1850 at the height of slavery. It's purpose was to expose the cruelty of slavery and I believe to show the grace of Jesus Christ. Stowe reflects that grace through Tom's struggles and devotion to the Lord. His focus on eternity in the midst of struggling in a basket of sin and persecution emulates Christ's walk to the cross. Tom's desire to forgive and see his tormentors come to repentance is a sure reflection of God's love for all of us.
This is a powerful book and must have struck to the very heart of slavery across the world in the 1850's. I pray the God will touch your heart with his grace and mercy. For we are all sinners.
A must read, as much so now as when it was written!
I realized one day I had never actually read this book, even though it is a classic. I'm so glad to have now read it; so sad that now in 2016 that race and color is still an issue! People, there is only one race...the HUMAN race, in different states shades of brown!
An ongoing issue
By I'm used to disappointment.
As I read this book, I remembered the millions of undocumented immigrants, who now face the issues that the slaves faced in the 1800's. Living in the shadows without a voice, being separated from their families, etc. We must all learn from this book to fight for those who cannot fight. To use our voices for change this coming November.