A Key To Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher STOWE (1811 - 1896)

After the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which many claim sparked off the Civil War that put an end to legalized slavery in America, there was a great outcry that Stowe had blown her fictional story out of all proportion to the facts. She was viewed by some as an irresponsible monster. Stowe defended herself by painstakingly publishing this Key, describing the actual people, incidents, statutes, court cases, news articles, advertisements, and published facts from whence she drew her material. She didn’t make anything up! Additionally, throughout this key, Stowe vents her own very strong opinions on the shameful practice of slavery, and examines, especially in Part IV, the failure of organized Christendom in both America and Europe to put a stop to the barbarity. "We must repudiate, with determined severity, the blasphemous doctrine of property in human beings." She and her famous brother, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, were very active in the Underground Railroad, raising money and endangering themselves to save countless lives. - Summary by Michele Fry

Genre(s): History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01. 1.1 – PART I, CHAPTER I – Preface and Introduction Michele Fry
00:06:30
Play 02 02. 1.2 – Haley pmstrahm
00:18:56
Play 03 03. 1.3 – Mr. and Mrs. Shelby DrPGould
00:29:05
Play 04 04. 1.4 – George Harris pmstrahm
00:50:46
Play 05 05. 1.5 – Eliza Angelique G. Campbell
00:07:57
Play 06 06. 1.6 – Uncle Tom pmstrahm
00:43:53
Play 07 07. 1.7 – Miss Ophelia pmstrahm
00:17:11
Play 08 08. 1.8 – Marie St. Clare Michele Fry
00:11:37
Play 09 09. 1.9 – St. Clare pmstrahm
00:24:42
Play 10 10. 1.10 – Legree Michele Fry
00:49:58
Play 11 11. 1.11 – Select Incidents of Lawful Trade William Allan Jones
00:22:12
Play 12 12. 1.12 – Topsy William Allan Jones
00:24:03
Play 13 13. 1.13 – The Quakers William Allan Jones
00:41:59
Play 14 14. 1.14 – Spirit of St. Clare Michele Fry
00:54:11
Play 15 15. 2.1 – PART II, CHAPTER I Michele Fry
00:25:39
Play 16 16. 2.2 – What is Slavery? Michele Fry
00:56:24
Play 17 17. 2.3 – Souther v. The Commonwealth, the ne plus ultra of Legal Humanity Michele Fry
00:21:26
Play 18 18. 2.4 – Protective Statutes Michele Fry
00:26:13
Play 19 19. 2.5 – Protective Acts of South Carolina and Louisiana.—The Iron Collar of Louisiana and North Carolina Michele Fry
00:18:38
Play 20 20. 2.6 – Protective Acts with regard to Food and Raiment, Labor, etc. Kathrine Engan
00:18:14
Play 21 21. 2.7 – The Execution of Justice Kathrine Engan
00:45:50
Play 22 22. 2.8 – The Good Old Times DrPGould
00:11:44
Play 23 23. 2.9 – Moderate Correction and Accidental Death. – State v. Castleman Colleen McMahon
00:18:40
Play 24 24. 2.10 – Principles established. – State v. Legree; a Case not in the Books Kathleen Moore
00:05:07
Play 25 25. 2.11 – The Triumph of Justice over Law Kathleen Moore
00:22:11
Play 26 26. 2.12 – A Comparison of the Roman Law of Slavery with the American Kathleen Moore
00:18:40
Play 27 27. 2.13 – The Men better than their Laws William Allan Jones
00:33:51
Play 28 28. 2.14 – The Hebrew Slave-law compared with the American Slave-law William Allan Jones
00:32:34
Play 29 29. 2.15 – Slavery is Despotism William Allan Jones
00:18:24
Play 30 30. 3.1 – PART III. CHAPTER I – Does Public Opinion protect the Slave? William Allan Jones
00:29:33
Play 31 31. 3.2 – Public Opinion formed by Education William Allan Jones
00:25:42
Play 32 32. 3.3.1 – Separation of Families - Part 1 Michele Fry
00:24:58
Play 33 33. 3.3.2 – Separation of Families - Part 2 Michele Fry
00:38:03
Play 34 34. 3.4.1 – The Slave-trade Michele Fry
00:30:35
Play 35 35. 3.4.2 The Slave-trade, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:23:20
Play 36 36. 3.5 – Select Incidents of Lawful Trade; or, Facts stranger than Fiction William Allan Jones
00:32:56
Play 37 37. 3.6.1 – The Edmondson Family, Part 1 William Allan Jones
00:41:33
Play 38 38. 3.6.2 – The Edmondson Family, Part 2 William Allan Jones
00:36:06
Play 39 39. 3.7 – Emily Russell Angelique G. Campbell
00:17:20
Play 40 40. 3.8 – Kidnapping Angelique G. Campbell
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Play 41 41. 3.9 – Slaves as they are, on Testimony of Owners Michele Fry
00:53:43
Play 42 42. 3.10.1 – Poor White Trash Michele Fry
00:28:03
Play 43 43. 3.10.2 Poor White Trash, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:28:25
Play 44 44. 4.1.1 – PART IV, CHAPTER I – Influence of the American Church on Slavery, Part 1 GentleJim
00:33:18
Play 45 45. 4.1.2 – Influence of the American Church on Slavery, Part 2 GentleJim
00:37:22
Play 46 46. 4.2.1 – American Church and Slavery, Part 1 William Allan Jones
00:38:01
Play 47 47. 4.2.2 – American Church and Slavery, Part 2 William Allan Jones
00:36:24
Play 48 48. 4.2.3 – American Church and Slavery, Part 3 William Allan Jones
00:49:40
Play 49 49. 4.3 – Martyrdom Larry Wilson
00:33:41
Play 50 50. 4.4 – Servitude in the Primitive Church compared with American Slavery Larry Wilson
00:28:43
Play 51 51. 4.5 – Teachings and Condition of the Apostles Larry Wilson
00:08:29
Play 52 52. 4.6 – Apostolic Teaching on Emancipation Larry Wilson
00:07:04
Play 53 53. 4.7 – Abolition of Slavery by Christianity Larry Wilson
00:21:28
Play 54 54. 4.8 – Justice and Equity versus Slavery Larry Wilson
00:16:42
Play 55 55. 4.9 – Is the System of Religion which is taught the Slave the Gospel? Larry Wilson
00:42:01
Play 56 56. 4.10 – What is to be done? Michele Fry
00:32:49
Play 57 57. APPENDIX William Allan Jones
00:26:34