"The Sale of the Butler Slaves" - Unsigned - New York Tribune

"The Sale of the Butler Slaves" - Unsigned - New York Tribune

by: | publication date: April 30, 1859 | Publication: The New York Tribune | pages: 5

Whenever we meet an American gentleman, and the conversation happens to turn to the subject of Negro Slavery, he is sure to inform us with much vehemence that Mrs. Stowe's novel was absurd, exaggerated, inspired by the rabid Abolitionist fanaticism of a small sect and unworthy the credit of impartial men...What if even each of the atrocities related by Mrs. Stowe had had a counterpart in actual history?

Reprint from The London Times of March 28, 1859 - An account of Pierce Butler's slave auction that references Harriet Beecher Stowe's seminal novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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