Uncle Tom's Cabin Bulletin
By Will Essig, Angie Liu
Discussion Questions by Will
A. Slaves were not as raggedy as most would think, conveying that they did have a slight degree of luxury in their life, as well as the fact that religion played a big part in their lives on the plantations.
B. The most surprising fact was probably that of the picture portraying Tom in a full suit. One would never imagine seeing a slave in a suit, It gives a more happy light on those plantation owners who were kind to their slaves, bestowing upon them certain luxuries.
Discussion Questions by Angie Liu
A- Some of the subtle ideas depicted in the images are the less harsh interactions between the non-slave holder whites and the slaves. The southern culture at the time was dominated by the ideals of the higher class plantation owners and therefore the less severe treatments were overshadowed by the harsh stories heard among the country.
B- The most surprising part was the depiction of Tom as an intelligent human and not a filthy lower being that slaves have previously been depicted as.