Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Release Date: 1896-01-01
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 2,415 Ratings


The story focuses on the tale of Uncle Tom, a long suffering black slave, the central character around whose life the other characters.


  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    By inGratitudeForBooksLike This
    An Amazing piece of literature!! A book every American needs to read. So relevant in our modern history!!! I originally decided to read this book to find out why the phrase “Don’t be an Uncle Tom“. Never quite understood the reference . I could have looked it up on the Internet but I rather thought, I’ll read the book and find out for myself. My oh my! So glad I did. The negative connotation of “Don’t be an Uncle Tom“ does such a disservice to the profound and essential message of this book! I’m no youngster with advanced degrees and this may be one of the most impactful and best books I have ever read!!!
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    By young doctor david
    Easy to see how this book stirred the antebellum American populace. Supposedly when President Lincoln meet Harriet Beecher Stowe he said, " So you're the little lady who started the war."
  • Historically significant

    By mountain cherry
    I rated this book far higher than warranted by the quality of the writing because of its historical significance as an effort by a white woman to describe the plight of the enslaved persons of African descent in the U.S. including not only those supporting slavery but also the hypocrisy of anti-slavery persons in New England and elsewhere. Language is unacceptable today and most descriptions of African Americans seems quite cliched. Also seems the author supported the Liberian solution (former slaves should return to Africa). Author observed and credited the intelligence of slaves, former slaves and free blacks and supported the need to educate and to support education of this group, not a vision shared by most in her society.
  • Christian propaganda

    By MariaTM24
    So many pages are filled with bible verses. Maybe it is just a reflection of that time but it felt like the author was trying to get me to become a Christian. Having faith is nice but this was just over the top for me. The characters were interesting but I really just stuck with it to the end since it is considered a literary classic. It’s really not a book that I would recommend. (And why did Stowe have the same name for some characters??)
  • Beautiful.

    By nikki schumacher
    One of the best books of al time. I wish people would read it before calling people Uncle Tom as an insult. If they read it they would not call people that.
  • Uncle toms cabin

    By stayed home
    It is a page turner. I had to read straight through the last 200 or so pages.

    By MaryAlice 06
    One of the greatest books I have ever read or ever will read! I would rate as second best book in the world, only being topped by the the Holy Bible!
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    By Pridegal
    A classic for sure to re-ignite the fire of injustices faced by African Americans then and now. Thank you Harriet Beecher Stowe for paving the way for millions to find freedom and for your spark...
  • A Picture Into the Struggle

    By JmGibbie
    This is a great insight into the plight of slavery. Great as a historical read and a read to inform us on how to act in the future, reconciling the wrongs of slavery.
  • Great

    By Big Barn 1
    “So this is the little woman who started all this fuss. “ Abraham Lincoln. Wow. Living at that time in history, I surely would have been roused to action. I’ve seen depictions in movies and read much about Lincoln but this, to my recollect, is the first time I’ve red this novel. Incredible.