Uncle Tom's Cabin Newsletter

Kyle Sanborn and Luke Thomson

Thesis

Uncle Tom's Cabin explores cultural interactions in America during the 1850s by recording the interactions of the novel's characters with people representing the full spectrum of American beliefs during this time period in order to support the abolitionist movement.

Kyle's Article

Luke's Article

The image of Uncle Tom sitting with little Eva on his knee is reminiscent of a paternal figure teaching his daughter. This goes against the stereotypes of the day since the slave is depicted as "part of the family," but does not openly attack the idea of the separateness of races, making it more acceptable as it is not a direct confrontation.


Surprisingly, although Uncle Tom is the central character, Eva is often shown as prominently as Tom.