Read: September 5 - September 8
Format: Nookbook 312 pages
Source: Barnes & Noble
Subject: slavery, cruelty, separation,
Category: The Engagement: this is getting serious
Genre: Historical fiction
Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, TIOLI, BOYS
This book, written by a Northern woman, has been read by thousands and reviewed by many. Whether I can add any incite from this book, is hard to believe but here are my thoughts. The men say one thing and do another, i.e. slavery is bad but I'll still own slaves. The majority of the women in this story are the moral backbone of the families that they are members of. There is a strong Christian theme throughout from the slaveholders and the slaves.
There also appears to be a great deal of symbolism in the book - Eliza's leap to freedom, Uncle Tom's Cabin, South as cruelty and North as freedom, Eliza's escape versus Uncle Tom's sale into deeper oppression.
The Christian population of the North, this book ignited a flare against the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and slavery in general.