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Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Merry Christmas…or not!
December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We’ll read a Christmas story by Harriet and contrast it with descriptions of Christmas for enslaved persons by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Christmas; or, The Good Fairy” (1850)
- Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), the 3 or 4 pages of Chapter X whose first paragraph begins with “My term of actual service to Mr. Edward Covey ended on Christmas Day, 1833.” and whose last paragraph ends with “The practice is a very common one.”
- Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), Chapter XXII