TALE OF THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP. T his SALE is for an original 1856 1ST EDITION!
Of " DRED; A TALE OF THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP " by Harriet Beecher Stowe. YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!! Before and during the American Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp was a hideout for runaway slaves from the surrounding area.The Great Dismal Swamp is a marshy region on the Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina between Norfolk, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Some people believe there were at least a thousand slaves living in the swamp. This is the subject of "Dred, " Harriet Beecher Stowe's follow-up to Uncle Tom's Cabin. This book is dominated by a single theme: the evil and immorality of slavery. The magnificent success of her previous work did not deter Stowe from testing her strength again in the same field of literary effort. That she was not intimidated by her own fame, is a sign that she took up her pen from a better impulse than the desire of distinction.
With ambition for a motive, she would have shrunk from competing with a rival so formidable as herself. The triumph of " UNCLE TOM'S CABIN , " was brilliant beyond example; and it was not a temporary success. For that work made an enduring impression on public opinion in this country, and on the sentiments of every civilized nation. It did more than elicit an outburst of feeling from the millions who were charmed by the dramatic power of the storyby its humor and pathos. The purpose of her new work.Is told in the preface. Stowe again teaches the true character of American slavery through the medium of a tale that appeals to the imagination and moves the heart of the reader.
To shape the convictions of men on a moral and political subject of extreme importance, is the end; an affecting story is the means. It is the tale of a Southern Plantation heiress and her efforts to run a dying plantation. Within a rich cast of both White and Black Southern characters is Dred, an escaped slave who lives in the Great Dismal Swamp preaching angry and violent retribution for the evils of slavery. From the preface: The issues presented by the great conflict between liberty and slavery do not grow less important from year to year. On the contrary, their interest increases with every step in the development of the national career.Never has there been a crisis in the history of the nation so momentous as the present. If ever a nation was raised up by Divine Providence, and led forth upon a conspicuous stage, as if for the express purpose of solving a great moral problem in the sight of all mankind, it is this nation. " Because of the controversy surrounding the accuracy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin depiction of slavery, Stowe decided to document her sources from the beginning. She included appendices of citations within the original text, rather than publishing a "KEY" as she had for the prior work. In the novel "Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp" (1856), she depicted the deterioration of a society resting on a slave basis. Despite its similarity to "Uncle Tom's Cabin, " it did not attain the earlier works popularity. Published in 1856, these books are in GOOD+ CONDITION! For their age and especially to be 165 YEARS OLD!!! And tightly bound with NO TEARS!!! Each book measures 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and the COMPLETE SET! Has a combined total of 699 pages. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!! Harriet Beecher Stowe was raised in the Puritan tradition. Her father, Lyman Beecher was a minister. The Beecher's moved to Cincinnati when her father was appointed president of Lane Theological Seminary.
Cincinnati was just across the river from the slave trade. Her family shared her abolitionist sentiment and was active in hiding runaway slaves.
Harriet set out writing a controversial novel illustrating the moral responsibility of the entire nation for the cruel system of slavery. She presented the first episodes to the editor of the Washington anti-slavery weekly, The National Era, which published in forty installments. Despite The National Era's small circulation, the installments reached a large audience because the weekly episodes were read to families and gatherings throughout the land.
The episodes attracted the attention of Boston publisher, J. First published in March of 1852, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" immediately broke all sales records of the day. The issue of slavery had divided sentiments well before 1852. However, it took a sentimental human novel to catapult it to the national spotlight. Upon meeting Stowe at a White House reception, Abraham Lincoln was said to have exclaimed, So this is the little lady who started this big war.
Dred, another polemical anti-slavery novel, was also based on real accounts. Please see our other books too! The item "1856 BLACK SLAVERY African 1ST EDITION Trade SOUTHERN SLAVE Civil War CSA SOUTH" is in sale since Saturday, November 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "rebel_soldier" and is located in Cameron, North Carolina.
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