Harriet Beecher Stowe’s antebellum novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was originally published as a serial piece in The National Era newspaper in 1851 and 1852. Eventually published as a novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin has a controversial historical legacy. Heralded by many as the novel that aided the abolitionist movement by calling attention to the atrocities of slavery, Uncle Tom’s Cabin simultaneously cemented racist stereotypes in American memory. Nevertheless, Stowe’s novel was one of the most popular novels of the 19th century. This 1895 edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the oldest book in the Arnold and Jane Grisham Collection.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1895.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Uncle Tom's Cabin,” Grisham Bookshelf, accessed July 5, 2022, https://grishambookshelf.exhibits.depaul.press/items/show/25.