Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man


James Weldon Johnson

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Term Analysis

The best-selling book of the 19th century, a landmark 1852 novel by the white abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe that depicted the horrors of slavery but also advanced certain long-enduring stereotypes about African-Americans. The narrator reads Uncle Tom’s Cabin during his youth and learns “who and what I was and what my country considered me.”
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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The timeline below shows where the term Uncle Tom’s Cabin appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...books were too broad, and newspapers “did not enlighten” him. But then, he came across Uncle Tom’s Cabin . Many critics of all perspectives have criticized Harriet Beecher Stowe, but the narrator thinks... (full context)