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and that by conflicting tides of interest and passion, the great cause of human liberty is in the hands of One, of whom it is said:

“He shall not fail nor be discouraged

Till he have set judgment in the earth."

“He shall deliver the needy when he crieth, The poor, and him that hath no he?per."

6. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence,

And precious shall their blood be in his sight.”

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INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW EDITION

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I. IN WHICH THE READER IS INTRODUCED TO A MAN OF
HUMANITY

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II. THE MOTHER

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III. THE HUSBAND AND FATHER

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IV. AN EVENING IN UNCLE Tom's CABIN

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V. SHOWING THE FEELINGS OF LIVING PROPERTY ON
CHANGING OWNERS

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VI. DISCOVERY

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VII. THE MOTHER'S STRUGGLE

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VIII. Eliza's ESCAPE

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IX. IN WHICH IT APPEARS THAT A SENATOR IS BUT A MAN 87
X. THE PROPERTY IS CARRIED OFF .

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XI. IN WHICH PROPERTY GETS INTO AN IMPROPER STATE
OF MIND

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XII. Select INCIDENT OF LAWFUL TRADE

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XIII. THE QUAKER SETTLEMENT

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XIV. EVANGELINE

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XV. OF TOM'S NEW MASTER, AND VARIOUS OTHER MATTERS 170
XVI. Tom's MISTRESS AND HER OPINIONS

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XVII. THE FREEMAN'S DEFENCE

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XVIII. Miss OPHELIA'S EXPERIENCES AND OPINIONS .

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XIX. Miss OPHELIA'S EXPERIENCES AND OPINIONS, CON-
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XX. TOPSY.

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XXI. KENTUCK

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XXII. « THE GRASS WITHERETH -THE FLOWER FADETA 287
XXIII. HENRIQUE

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XXIV. FORESHADOWINGS

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XXV. THE LITTLE EVANGELIST
XXVI.
XXVII. “THIS IS THE LAST OF EARTH "
XXVIII. REUNION
XXIX. THE UNPROTECTED
XXX. THE SLAVE WAREHOUSE
XXXI. THE MIDDLE PASSAGE
XXXII. DARK PLACES
XXXIII. Cassy
XXXIV. THE QUADROON'S STORY

XXXV. THE TOKENS .
XXXVI. EMMELINE AND Cassy
XXXVII. LIBERTY
XXXVIII. THE VICTORY
XXXIX. THE STRATAGEM

XL. THE MARTYR
XLI. THE YOUNG MASTER .
XLII. AN AUTHENTIC Ghost STORY
XLIII. RESULTS
XLIV. THE LIBERATOR
XLV. CONCLUDING REMARKS

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INTRODUCTION

TO THE NEW EDITION.

THE introduction of a new American Edition of “ Uncle Tom's Cabin gives an occasion for a brief account of that book, – how it came to be, how it was received in the world, and what has been its history throughout all the nations and tribes of the earth, civilized and uncivilized, into whose languages it has been translated.

Its author had for many years lived in Ohio on the confines of a slave state, and had thus been made familiar with facts and occurrences in relation to the institution of American slavery. Some of the most harrowing incidents related in the story had from time to time come to her knowledge in conversation with former slaves now free in Ohio. The cruel sale and separation of a married woman from her husband, narrated in Chapter XII., “Select Incident of Lawful Trade,” had passed under her own eye while passenger on a steamboat on the Ohio River. Her husband and brother had once been obliged to flee with a fugitive slave woman by night, as described in Chapter IX., and she herself had been called to write the letters for a former slave woman, servant in her own family, to a slave husband in Kentucky, who, trusted with unlimited liberty, free to come and go on business between Kentucky and Ohio, still refused to break his pledge of honor to his master, though that master from year to year deferred the keeping of his promise of freedom to the slave. It was the simple honor and loyalty of this Christian black man, who remained in slavery rather than violate a trust, that first impressed her with the possibility of such a character as, years after, was delineated in Uncle Tom.

From time to time incidents were brought to hor knowledge

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