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Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture

This site is an extensive collection of multimedia materials concerning Harriet Beecher Stowes as an American cultural phenomenon, Uncle Tom's Cabin and the historical and cultural context of the novel. This easy to navigate site features historical text, newspaper reviews of the novel, as well as the novel's adaptations in songs, children's books, plays and films. An interactive timeline and lesson plans are just some of the other features the site offers. It also includes primary materials (texts, images, film clips, and images), essays, and lesson plans that touch upon the sources for the story and its impact.


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Kimberly Phillips-Hoyle
9 years ago

There are examples on this site of everything from Stowe's handwritten pages of manuscript to examples of art and stage. The teachers hints in the interpret mode were helpful as well.

I could use parts of this in my middle school history class.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
Elizabeth Homan
Elizabeth Homan (Student)
10 years ago

I highly recommend this for high school or college teachers working with UTC. This provides a lot of historical context in multiple media, as well as critical essays from scholars that teachers can use as exemplar texts with students.