Freedom: "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" illustrated anti-slavery cover, March 28, 1853

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January 20, 2015
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Uncle Tom’s Cabin illustrated anti-slavery cover, March 28, 1853
Less than a year after its publication in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin sold more than one million copies in Great Britain. Although modern critics point out the book’s use of racially stereotyped characters, in its day it was regarded as a powerful piece of anti-slavery propaganda. Scenes from the novel decorate the reverse of this British anti-slavery cover published by James Valentine of Dundee, Scotland.                   

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