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Black Sam’s “Evident and Eminent”: Stowe’s Theological Joke or a Typo?

In the National Era, when Haley seeks to catch Eliza and her child Harry, Sam boasts to Andy in Haley’s hearing–after the ludicrous episode with the beech nut and Haley’s horse–about his expectation for the “evident and imminent success of … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Variant: Mr. Wilson as a “reasoner” and the Logicians

In Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Mr. Wilson is the owner of the bagging factory in which George Harris works. After George escapes, he encounters Mr. Wilson in a tavern, where ensues an argument in which Mr. Wilson tries to convince … Continue reading

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