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Playbill for "Uncle Tom's Cabin! or, Life Among the Lowly!," March 21, 1864

1864

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin about the trials of an enslaved black family seeking freedom became an instant best-seller when first published in 1852. Stage plays of the novel appeared soon after and some versions ran for decades. These productions varied in dramatic and literary quality. The book and plays stoked the fires of the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War.

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  • Title: Playbill for "Uncle Tom's Cabin! or, Life Among the Lowly!," March 21, 1864
  • Date: 1864-03-21
  • Date Created: 1864
  • Subject Keywords: Programs (Documents), Theater programs, Playbills, Slavery, Theatrical Productions, Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. Uncle Tom's cabin
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=345289
  • Object Name: Program (Document)
  • Object ID: 2005.0.13.1
  • Image ID: THF8530
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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