Learning Exercise

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin created great controversy at the time of its publication arousing passions above and below the fabled Mason-Dixon Line. Even after the end of the Civil War the book and the name lived on.
Course: United States History

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Instructions: Once the site comes up, Click Enter. Click Browse Mode. Select EITHER African-American Responses OR Pro-Slavery Responses. Write a 5-7 page paper using the primary sources offered (not all of them) to present the African-American response or the Pro-Slavery response to the book. For the position selected are their arguments correct?
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United States History The Antebellum South The Civil War United States Literature

Learning Objectives

To acquaint students with the controversy associated with the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin from an African-American perspective and from a Pro-Slavery perspective.


A 5-7 page paper.
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