The Oxford Harriet Beecher Stowe Reader

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INDEX

PART I
CHAPTER I. -- INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER II. -- HALEY

Author's experience. -- Trader's letter. -- Kephart's examination. -- Invoice of human beings. -- Various classes of traders.

CHAPTER III. -- MR. AND MRS. SHELBY

Account of a well-regulated plantation. -- Extract from Ingraham.

CHAPTER IV. -- GEORGE HARRIS

Advertisements. -- Lewis Clark. -- Mrs. Banton. -- Story of Lewis' sister. -- Mr. Nelson's story. -- Frederick Douglas. -- Josiah Henson's account of the sale of his mother and her children. -- Recent incident in Boston. -- Advertisements for dead or alive.

CHAPTER V. -- ELIZA

Author's experience. -- History of a slave-girl and her escape.

CHAPTER VI. -- UNCLE TOM

Similar case. -- Old Virginia family servant. -- Bishop Meade's remarks. -- Judge Upshur's servant. -- Instance in Brunswick, Me. -- History of Josiah Henson. -- Uncle Tom's vision. -- Similar facts. -- Story of a Boston lady. -- Instance of the Southern lady on a plantation. -- Story of an African woman. -- Account of old Jacob.

CHAPTER VII. -- MISS OPHELIA

Prejudice of color -- Instance in a benevolent lady. -- Dr. Pennington. -- Influence of this upon slaveholders. -- True Christian socialism. -- Amos Lawrence.

CHAPTER VIII. -- MARIE ST. CLARE

The Northern Marie St. Clare. -- The Southern Marie St. Clare. -- Degrading punishment of females. -- Dr. Howe's account.

CHAPTER IX. -- ST. CLARE

Alfred and Augustine St. Clare representatives of two classes of men. -- Letter of Patrick Henry. -- Southern men reproving Northern men. -- Mr. Mitchell, of Tennessee. -- John Randolph of Roanoke. -- Instance of a sceptic made by the Biblical defence of slavery. -- Baltimore Sun on Biblical defence of slavery. -- Specimen of proslavery preaching.

CHAPTER X. -- LEGREE

No test of character required in a master. -- Mr. Dickey's account in "Slavery as It Is." -- "Working up slaves." -- Extracts from Mr. Weld's book. -- Agricultural society's testimony. -- James G. Birney's do. -- Henry Clay's do. -- Samuel Blackwell's. -- Dr. Demming's -- Dr. Channing's. -- Rev. Mr. Barrows'. -- Rev. C. C. Jones'. -- Causes of severe labor on sugar plantations. -- Professor Ingraham's testimony. -- Periodical pressure of labor in the cotton season. --

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • A Note on the Text vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Chronkology xi
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • Notes 17
  • Part 1 - Early Essays and Sketches 21
  • Part 2 - Antislavery Writings 47
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly 78
  • Contents 78
  • Preface 81
  • Index 407
  • Part 3 - Domestic Culture and Politics 477
  • Suggestions for Further Reading 559
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