Harriet Beecher Stowe

Start Your Free Trial

Harriet Beecher Stowe Why and how did people think Harriet Beeceher Stowe was racist?

Expert Answers info

Verdie Cremin eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write2,994 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

Some readers of Uncle Tom's Cabin wish that its title character were more assertive, more active, and more resistant to the racism and oppression from which he suffers. Partly because he isn't, the term "uncle Tom" has become a term of insult when used to describe an African American.

check Approved by eNotes Editorial

larrygates eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2010

write1,856 answers

starTop subjects are History, Law and Politics, and Social Sciences

Harriet Beecher Stowe was/is considered racist because she was indeed racist, as were most abolitionists of her day. If one reads Uncle Tom's Cabin , one will...

(The entire section contains 2 answers and 231 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Ask a Question