Title page from Uncle Tom's cabin; or, life among the lowly

Title page from Uncle Tom's cabin; or, life among the lowly
Title page from volume 1 of Uncle Tom's cabin; or, life among the lowly / by Harriet Beecher Stowe. 1st edition, 1st impression. Boston : John P. Jewett & Company ; Cleveland, Ohio : Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852, ©1851. Image on title page depicts a group of enslaved individuals in front of a cabin.
Original Format
11cm x 19cm
Local Identifier
PS2954 .U5 V. 1
Location of Original
Joyner Rare Vault
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Ralph Scott Aug 20 2018

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), probably the preeminent American female abolitionist, is best known to most readers for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Originally published in serial form in the newspaper the National Era, in June of 1851, it was released in book form in an edition of around 5,000 copies. The book considered the most sold book in the 1850s after the Bible, served to inflame both pro-slavery and anti-slavery advocates. The copy shown here open to the title page, is the first edition, first state of the book, and is an ex-libris of Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. Additional items from an exhibit entitled “Female Abolitionists: Leading the Way” can be seen in the Joyner Library lobby area from July 1, 2018 to October 1, 2018.

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