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Did you know that it is reported that upon being introduced to Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862, Abraham Lincoln fondly commented she was “the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.” Register for this course and learn why Uncle Tom’s Cabin remains a classic of American literature and history, showing 19th century America and the institution of slavery from the inside.
Learn about literature, slavery, and history from this classic novel! Literature brings history to life in a way that textbooks never can! In this course, we will work our way through the classic anti-slavery novel that helped inspire the abolitionists and that helped pave the way for the Civil War.
IMPORTANT! Note that Harriet Beecher Stowe uses the “N word” throughout this book, as she is presenting, in her fictional dialogue, the way people used to talk about Blacks (and sometimes, sadly, still do). This word appears many times in the novel (and in the audiobook production of the novel), and is shown, in context, to be ugly and racist. Be aware that your child will be exposed to this word.
Course Materials: This book is in the public domain and is available at various places on the internet, or you may purchase a copy – Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe – ISBN-10: 1508480125 / ISBN-13: 978-1508480129 (https://amzn.to/33yV7sF). Mr. O’Brien will make his audiobook performance of this novel available on Moodle.
Homework: The homework for each class will include the reading assignment for the week and at least one reflection paper.