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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Dred has ratings and 8 reviews. Amy said: This book was so much better than Uncle Tom’s Cabin, but so few people know about it. Beautiful writing, gr. In the midst of this turmoil, Harriet Beecher Stowe published Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, her second popular novel, which addressed the question.

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Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

A Dwamp of t This book is in my top 10 of the best books I’ve ever read. Probing the political and spiritual goals that fuel Dred’s rebellion, Stowe creates a figure far different from the acquiescent Christian martyr Uncle Tom. Stacey rated it really dismaal it Jun 23, Return to Book Page. Mary Thompson rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Swamps were places where runaway slaves could hide, and therefore became a taboo subject, particularly in the south.

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin drew criticism from abolitionists and African-American authors for the passive martyrdom of Uncle Tom and endorsement of colonization as the solution to slavery. Dec 25, John Keagle rated it really liked it. One often-overlooked subplot involves Judge Clayton, who issues a proslavery opinion that absolves the man who attacked Cora’s slave Milly of liability.

Oakley Atterson rated it really liked it Apr 10, Africa Tals Adams c. Morgan Zinn rated it liked it Nov 20, The impact is summed up in a commonly quoted statement apocryphally attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Darnell Baker rated it really liked it Dec 18, It is run competently by one of Nina’s slaves, Harry, who endures a murderous rivalry with Nina’s brother Tom Gordon, a drunken, cruel slaveowner.


Genna Evelyn rated it it was amazing Nov 28, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wood Dickinson rated it it was amazing Dec 22, It was humane sentiments rather than the rule of law that would be the lever for antislavery action. swam

Katie rated it really liked it Feb 01, Refresh and try again. Paperbackpages. About Harriet Beecher Stowe. Jan 22, Eliza rated it really liked it.

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Laura rated it really liked it Jan 15, Edward Waverley rated it did not like it May 16, Levine outlines the antislavery debates in which Stowe had become deeply involved before and during her writing of Dred. Preview — Dred by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dred can thus be placed within an African-American literary tradition as well as a political revision tbe the sentimental novel see David Walker’s Appeal and Frederick Douglass ‘s The Heroic Slave All the trees which John saw around the river of life and heaven bore healing leaves; and there may be a sense in which the trees of our world bear leaves that are healing both to body and soul.

I never cried so much throughwords in my life.

He who hath gone out of the city, sick, disgusted, and wearied, and lain himself down in the forest, under the fatherly shadow of an oak, may have heard this saamp to him in the leafy rustlings of a thousand tongues. Dred is the story of Nina Gordon, an impetuous young heiress to a large southern plantationwhose land is rapidly becoming worthless.


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This judge was dsmal by the law from providing relief; this fit with Stowe’s belief that law and judges—and religious leaders, too—could not be expected to help end slavery. There is also a family of poor whites, who have but a single, devoted slave, Old Tiff. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Clayton is socially and religiously liberal, and very idealistic, and has a down-to-earth perpetual-virgin sister, Anne.

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Helen Przibilla rated it really liked it Jul 11, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Dismzl Cabin by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. Beautiful writing, great history, touching look at swakp I am glad I read this book and would recommend it to everyone. It angered and embittered the South. Title page of the first edition. Levine shows that in addition to its significance in literary history, the novel remains relevant to present-day discussions of cross-racial perspectives.

Now let’s write a BA thesis about it. Although it enjoyed better initial sales than her previous, and more famous, novel Uncle Tom’s Cabinit was ultimately less popular. In his introduction to the classic novel, Robert S.