Tell Me More, July 30, 2008 · Folklorist Patricia Turner discusses "Uncle Tom" — the lead character in the anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe — as part of NPR's In Character series. The series examines the fictional characters who have defined American life.
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- Based on a real slave in Maryland
- Uncle Tom's Cabin outsold The Bible when it was published
- Considered the 1st bestseller