Legree

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Le•gree

(lɪˈgri)

n.
Simon, Simon Legree.
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I read it as it came out week after week in the old National Era, and I broke my heart over Uncle Tom's Cabin, as every one else did.
I saw the water streaming over the road towards the ditch, and it reminded me of Uncle Tom's Cabin at Milltown, when Eliza took her baby and ran across the Mississippi on the ice blocks, pursued by the bloodhounds.
But the number that most dazzled the critics in 1951 is, of course, "The Small House of Uncle Thomas," in which the ladies of the court turn Uncle Tom's Cabin into a Thai dance.
With this in mind, Halpern turns to Beecher's Norwood: Or, Village Life in New England, which repeatedly emphasizes the body as the only reliable indicator of sincerity: like Uncle Tom's Cabin, its persuasive orators are those who speak the least and rely on tears, fainting, and physical cues to communicate.
The critic Edmund Wilson could have had me in mind when he warned: "To expose oneself in maturity to Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Readers cannot miss the explicit reference to Uncle Tom's Cabin as Johnson's novel begins, for it furnishes the protagonist with lessons about his newly-discovered identity.
Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, changed how Americans thought about slavery in the mid-1800s, galvanizing the antislavery movement before the Civil War and creating an international outcry for abolition in the United States.
Some of the hymn texts in Uncle Tom's Cabin previously had been embedded in other antebellum social visionaries' speeches, memoirs, essays, and newspaper articles.
The instantaneous and wildly successful effort of Harriet Beecher Stowe to soften American hearts and thus to change their minds about slavery by means of her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1851) posed a serious challenge to the "peculiar institution" and the "Southern way of life.
I've followed the path taken by the characters in The Grapes of Wrath and I've walked through plantations reminiscent of those in Toni Morrison's Beloved, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Frederick Douglass's autobiography.
Porter's 1903 silent film adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
They even go so far as to equate Aftershock to classic works like Uncle Tom's Cabin and Silent Spring for its willingness to expose unpopular issues and challenge the status quo.