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June 5, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Uncle Tom’s cabin

On the 5th of June –

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or, Life among the Lowly‘ by Harriet Beecher-Stowe started its 10-month run as a newspaper sequel in 1851. It was instrumental in encouraging the anti-slavery movement in the Northern states of the US, and thereby indirectly led to the American Civil War.
Portrait de Harriet Beecher Stowe

This a Dutch language edition from the early 1900s:
De negerhut van oom Tom
And a Belgian Dutch language translation form 1852 (!)

A french edition from 1878:
La case de l'oncle Tom (Nouvelle édition) / par madame H. Beecher Stowe ; trad. de [l'anglais]...

A German language version from 1862:
Onkel Tom's Hütte oder das Sklavenleben der Schwarzen in Amerika, dem gepriesenen Lande der Freiheit

And a German libretto to a Singspiel:
Onkel Tom : amerikanische Zeitgemälde mit Gesang und Tanz in drei Abtheilungen, nebst einem Vorspiele

An illustrated Polish edition:
Chata wuja Tomasza : powieść z życia murzynów w Stanach Północnej Ameryki. T. 1
The other volumes can be found here.


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