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This edition: Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Episode Details

(1927/U.S., 112 min., b&w, drama, silent with music track) Dir.: Harry A. Pollard. Cast: Margarita Fischer, James B. Lowe, George Siegmann, Mona Ray, Virginia Grey. The last silent film version of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s groundbreaking 1852 novel about the institution of slavery and its effect on a host of characters including the long-suffering Tom, who is sold twice in the course of the story and winds up on the plantation of the cruel Simon Legree, who wants to break Tom’s spirit. Discussion guest: David Reynolds, author, “Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America” (W.W. Norton, 2011).

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David S. Reynolds Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies, Graduate School/CUNY