Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin Summary

The story focuses on the tale of Uncle Tom, a long suffering black slave, the central character around whose life the other characters.

Book Reviews


Moving - S Spangrud4 star

Very moving. Sometimes the descriptive setups seemed a little long, but I still enjoyed it.45


A Lopsided Look Into The Past3 star

Decent book, however, it could have carried its own weight a lot better without the author pummeling the reader with her thinly-veiled, long-winded, and bombastic opinions and feelings. I think it would have made a better impact had the reader been left to formulate their own thoughts on this disturbing era in our history. The odd comma splices and verbiage also gave me headaches. To be honest, I was tired and very glad when I finished it.35


Relevant call to Christians5 star

Harriet Beecher Stowe makes a plain, clear, and urgent call for Christians to lead the fight for justice. Her words are as relevant today as they were during the times of slavery.55


Amazing!!5 star

Beautiful, honest telling of the ancestry of far too many African North Americans, and others throughout time. It is a classic piece of literature which causes much pain and tears for many of us, but survives through hope and spirit.55


Amazing!5 star

Best book I’ve read in a long time!55

inGratitudeForBooksLike This

Uncle Tom’s Cabin3 star

An Amazing piece of literature!! A book every American needs to read. So relevant in our modern history!!! I originally decided to read this book to find out why the phrase “Don’t be an Uncle Tom“. Never quite understood the reference . I could have looked it up on the Internet but I rather thought, I’ll read the book and find out for myself. My oh my! So glad I did. The negative connotation of “Don’t be an Uncle Tom“ does such a disservice to the profound and essential message of this book! I’m no youngster with advanced degrees and this may be one of the most impactful and best books I have ever read!!!35

young doctor david

Uncle Tom's Cabin5 star

Easy to see how this book stirred the antebellum American populace. Supposedly when President Lincoln meet Harriet Beecher Stowe he said, " So you're the little lady who started the war."55

mountain cherry

Historically significant3 star

I rated this book far higher than warranted by the quality of the writing because of its historical significance as an effort by a white woman to describe the plight of the enslaved persons of African descent in the U.S. including not only those supporting slavery but also the hypocrisy of anti-slavery persons in New England and elsewhere. Language is unacceptable today and most descriptions of African Americans seems quite cliched. Also seems the author supported the Liberian solution (former slaves should return to Africa). Author observed and credited the intelligence of slaves, former slaves and free blacks and supported the need to educate and to support education of this group, not a vision shared by most in her society.35


Christian propaganda2 star

So many pages are filled with bible verses. Maybe it is just a reflection of that time but it felt like the author was trying to get me to become a Christian. Having faith is nice but this was just over the top for me. The characters were interesting but I really just stuck with it to the end since it is considered a literary classic. It’s really not a book that I would recommend. (And why did Stowe have the same name for some characters??)25

nikki schumacher

Beautiful.5 star

One of the best books of al time. I wish people would read it before calling people Uncle Tom as an insult. If they read it they would not call people that.55

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