Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Dred has ratings and 8 reviews. Amy said: This book was so much better than Uncle Tom’s Cabin, but so few people know about it. Beautiful writing, gr. In the midst of this turmoil, Harriet Beecher Stowe published Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, her second popular novel, which addressed the question.

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Levine shows that in addition to its significance in literary history, the novel remains relevant to present-day discussions of cross-racial perspectives. Phillips, Sampson and Company first edition. Stowe included a copy of Nat Turner’s famous confessions as an appendix to the novel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Title page of the first edition.

In addition to Harry who, as well as being the administrator of Nina’s estate, is secretly also her and Tom’s half-brotherthe slave characters include the devoutly Christian Milly actually the property of Nina’s Aunt Nesbitand Tomtit, a joker -type character.

Preview — Dred by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Very spiritual mode of conveying a plea for abolition. Oct 01, Meg Merriet rated it really liked it. Slave Narrative Collection Captivity narrative.


It is run competently by one of Nina’s slaves, Harry, who endures a murderous rivalry with Nina’s brother Tom Gordon, a drunken, cruel slaveowner. Katie rated it really liked it Feb 01, Christine rated it really liked it Mar 04, It was an emotional rollercoaster.

Retrieved from dusmal https: Dec 25, John Keagle rated it really liked it.

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Uncle Tom’s Cabin drew criticism from abolitionists and African-American authors for the passive martyrdom of Uncle Tom and endorsement of colonization as the solution to slavery.

Laura rated it really liked it Jan 15, A Tale of t The response to Stowe’s first work greatly impacted her second anti-slavery novel. Here’s a quote to whet your appetites: Mary Thompson rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Through the compelling stories of Nina Gordon, the mistress of a slave plantation, and Dred, a black revolutionary, Stowe brings to life conflicting beliefs about race, the institution of slavery, and the possibilities of violent resistance.

Puerto Rico — Venezuela. Dred is the story of Nina Gordon, an impetuous young heiress to a large southern plantationwhose land is rapidly becoming worthless. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Beautiful writing, great history, touching look at humanity Kathryn rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Dred was of a more documentary nature than Uncle Tom’s Cabin and thus lacked a character like Uncle Tom to evoke strong emotion from readers.


In his introduction to the classic novel, Robert S. Stacey rated it really liked fred Jun 23, Through the compelling stories of Nina Gordon, the mistress of a slave plantation, and Dred, o bla Harriet Beecher Stowe’s second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. It made the political issues of the s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North.

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Tough to get into, but well worth the effort. If for telling us about the problem. There is also a family of poor whites, who have but a single, devoted slave, Old Tiff. Wood Dickinson rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Africa Robert Adams c.