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Department
English
Course
ENGB07H3
Professor
M.Hoffmann- Universityof Toronto
Semester
Fall

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Lecture8.0 October-29-12 10:07AM  HarrietBeecherStowe (1811-1896) - UncleTom'sCabin - Stowehada majorreligiousupbringingemphasizesChristiancharity - Herrelationshiptoslaverywasengrainedincharity ○ Verymuchaboutdoingandhelpingothers - Waswelleducated - Seenasoneofthegreat abolitionistleaders  UncleTom'sCabin(1852) - Discusseswhatitwasliketobea slaveinthesouth - Hada lot ofcontroversybecauseitdiscussedbothsidesoftheargument ○ Graphicallydescribeswhatitwasliketobea slave-thisiswhy weshouldn'thaveslavery ○ Alotof Afro-Americanscholarsdidn'tlikehowslaveswereportrayedinthetext,reinstallingthe stereotype - Inthe1970s -80s it was taughtina lotof highschools intheStatesand here ○ Itwasa touchyissueanda bannedbookinsouthernstates - Thenorthuseditas propagandato explainwhyitshouldbebanned,thesouthusedittoreinstateit - "TheSlaveWarehouse"(apart in the book- Chapter30) ○ "Humanpropertyishighin the market;andis, therefore,wellfed,wellcleaned,tended,and lookedafter,thatit maycometo sale sleek, andstrong,andshining." ○ "Tom hadwithhim quite a sizabletrunkfullof clothing,ashadmostothersof them.Theywere ushered,forthenight,intoa longroom,wheremanyothermen,of allages,sizes,andshadesof complexion,wereassembled,"  Describingpeopleasproperty  Treatinglikepropertyandalmostlikeprostitution ○ "Thedealersin thehumanarticle makescrupulousandsystematiceffortstopromotenoisymirth amongthem,asameansofdrowningreflection,andrenderingtheminsensibletotheir condition."  Ifthey'retalkingthey'redistracted fromthinkingabouttheworstsituationandthebuyers areabletopick about  Theydon'twantyouto thinkhere,theywantbruteforceand manuallabour  Men'squarters ○ "While this scenewasgoingonin the men'ssleeping-room,thereadermaybecuriousto take a peepatthe correspondingapartmentallottedtothewomen.Stretchedoutinvariousattitudes overthefloor,he maysee numberlesssleepingformsofeveryshadeofcomplexion,fromthe purestebonytowhite,andofallyears,fromchildhoodtoold age,lying nowasleep.Here is a fine brightgirl,of ten years,whosemotherwassoldoutyesterday,andwhoto-nightcriedherselfto sle
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