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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Jewitt England — United States. Dredby contrast, introduces a black revolutionary character who is presented as an heir to the American revolution rather than a problem to be expatriated. Teresa rated it it was ok May 27, Wood Dickinson rated it it was amazing Dec 22, The novel dredd contains detailed descriptions of the wetlands in the “Dismal Swamp” and is therefore also interesting grrat the context of the way in which African Americans relate to the natural environment.

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

Christine rated it really liked it Mar 04, Morgan Zinn rated it liked it Nov 20, Stowe included a copy of Nat Turner’s famous confessions as an appendix to the novel. This book is in my top 10 of the best books I’ve ever read. Here’s a quote to whet your appetites: In DredStowe attempts to explore the issue of slavery from an African American perspective.


Sarah rated it it was ok Jul 09, Slave Narrative Collection Captivity narrative. Want to Read saving…. Languages Italiano Edit links.

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

Sep 26, Julia q it really liked it. When he met Stowe, it is claimed that he said, “So you’re the little woman that started this great war! I am glad I read this book and would recommend it to everyone.

I never cried so much throughwords in my life. Puerto Rico — Venezuela. Tough to get into, but well worth the effort. Edward Waverley rated it did not like it May 16, Views Read Edit View history.

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Brophy, “Over and above One often-overlooked subplot involves Judge Clayton, who issues grest proslavery opinion that absolves the man who attacked Cora’s slave Milly of liability. All the trees which John saw around the river of life and heaven bore healing leaves; and there may be a sense in which the trees of our world bear leaves that are healing both to body and soul. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Phillips, Sampson tthe Company first edition. It angered and embittered the South. About Harriet Beecher Stowe. Swamps were places where runaway slaves could hide, and therefore became a taboo subject, particularly in the south.


The response to Stowe’s first work greatly impacted her second anti-slavery novel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the more intriguing and scarier version of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Dred can thus be placed within an African-American literary tradition as well as a political revision of the sentimental rhe see David Walker’s Appeal and Frederick Douglass ‘s The Heroic Slave 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 grat.

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.

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The storytelling was expertly crafted.