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This review is from: Twelve Years a Slave (Paperback)
It's interesting that Mr. Northup points out the popularity of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the time of his writing this. It's a major piece of our collective American History, and instead of adding to the sensationalism of the Abolitionist movement, Northup says to the reader "Yes that's nice, but here's what really happens". I wish I had been assigned this in high school, it would have brought much more into context than mentioning Ms. Beecher's novel in a history book, and then moving on.