Uncle Tom's Cabin Chapter 11: Summary and Analysis

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Chapter 11: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Mr. Wilson: George Harris’s former employer at the factory

A drover: a cattle driver who converses with Mr. Wilson

Jim: a slave who escapes with George Harris

Summary
Mr. Wilson, who is now identified as the manufacturer who employed George Harris from Chapter 2, appears at a hotel bar room in Kentucky. An “honest drover,” or cattle driver, converses with Mr. Wilson, showing him an advertisement notifying its readers that George Harris has escaped. The notice gives a description of George, offering a four hundred dollar reward for his capture or death. The drover recounts how he had freed his own slaves, noting that if treated humanely, they would...

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