Friday, January 16, 2015
Why you should not read Uncle Tom's Cabin'
Info taken from A Southern View of slavery by Nehemiah Adams 1854
When Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1851, it outraged people in the American South and was criticized by slavery supporters.
The scene with which the book opens is unnatural. A gentleman constrained to sell a slave, especially a child, would not act the part of Mr sheldby, in conversation and drinking, To sit and laugh and drink and eat, then haggle with a friend is not what was done. " slapping Mr Shelby on the shoulder" is not a southern gentelmans ways.
southern slave children were not like Topsy all rude. This gave black children a bad repuation. Mr Dams found himself frequently stopping to talk with black children , for the pleasure of hearing them speak.
Mrs S.t Clair was out of place in the story as , Southern women who took care of their slaves, teaching, feeding, clothing them and taking care of them when sick.
It is a fictitious or fanciful representation for the sake of producing fictitious or false impressions. Fiction is its form and falsehood is its end.