To Master, a Long Goodnight The Story of Uncle Tom, a Historical Narrative

By: Gysin, Brion

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Pages somewhat yellowed, light crease acoss top right corner of first few pages, small blue stain at top of Contents page, otherwise VG+. Gilt titles bright. DJ has about 1/2" loss at head of spine, general wear with some small tears along top edges, some yellowing. Harriett Beecher Stowe based the character of Uncle Tom on a real slave, Josiah Henson, who suffered as the fictional man did, escaped to Canada and had a career that included preaching, teaching, lecturing, and shepherding folks on the Underground Railway. However, he set a precedence for the behavior of African - Americans in dealing with white people - that of the "pious, subservient Negro, all bows and compromise, " which the term "Uncle Tom" has come to signify. This biography of Henson is Gysin's first book, written before his collaborations with William S. Burroughs in the 1950s. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages

Title: To Master, a Long Goodnight The Story of Uncle Tom, a Historical Narrative

Author Name: Gysin, Brion

Categories: American Edge,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: New York City, Creative Age Press, Inc.: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: 6835

Keywords: Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery African - American