Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe Book Reviews
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Sly gray)
I was moved by this account of the slavery trade. The author's description of every day life of the slaves, their hardships, sorrow, and strong Christian faith was so realistic. I felt such sadness for the slaves and their families. I would highly recommend this classic.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Chris Ogden)
I shall always think of the "slur" of calling someone an Uncle Tom in a totally new light. As the main character of this tale, I was quite impressed with Tom as a man of great integrity, faith, honor, and courage. One should take it with great pride to be called an Uncle Tom.
Harriet Beecher Stowe gives us many faces with which to now associate the institution of slavery. Before reading this book, I thought of this time period in such an abstract sense. I am thankful to now have a fuller understanding and share some of the feelings of shame that we should have about this part of our history.
Started reading this cuz I wanted to. Very dry.
I cried! (Choco ND)
I don't really know where my family originates because of the slave trade. We are so far removed from this time period but it's effects are still so presently evident. I am just so sorry I did not read this book sooner.
Revisited as an adult (Shy Vio1et)
As a child required to read this I didn't understand the message the author was relating. Now as a wife and mother, I can appreciate the plight of the slave and even the loving Mistress. It begs the question of my journey, where have I enslaved someone in my mind or heart that has caused my words or actions, against their spirit, to "beat them down or keep them from becoming more". And to ask my own spirit how can I have the self sacrifice of Uncle Tom and know the joy, peace, and see the glory of God through all I endure.
Sad (Stevie applesauce4008)
It's so sad how mean people can be to other people. Humans are so mean.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Wagels)
A heart wrenching story. There is no animal on the face of the earth as cruel as a human.
A beautiful narrative in the sense of both theme and romance; sheathed in an eloquence that is as gripping in the context of modernism as it was in the turbulence of the times. This is a must read--and I do not label it as such lightly.
My new favorite author!!! (Daisyki)
What a famous book! But why didn't anyone make me actually read it in HS??? We only had to know the title for a history test....But only in reading it will you see it's value! Wow! I had heard that this book sugar coats parts of the times back then, but it is written exactly as needed to sway the hearts of those with power to make a difference! Could not put this down! Awesome book! God's Word is the same then and now and very beautifully used in this book. All Christians should read!
Living, Breathing History (oobflyer)
I will never again view our nation's history the way I did before reading this book.
A scathing indictment on man's inhumanity to man, a rejoicing in the occasional successful escape from hell, and bright spotlight on religion's role in the condoning, encouraging, and justification for slavery - this book should be required reading for every high school student in America.
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