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The book starts out where Uncle Tom is sold to a trader because of his owners debts Mr Shelby is the owner of Uncle Tom and many other slaves He saves a girls life Eva while on a boat and her father buys him He spends several years in New Orleans at their house While he was there he helped St Clare the father find God When Eva and St Clare die he is sold to an evil plantation owner On the plantation he continues to be pious even when everything seems to have turned from God He helps two women escape and is beaten to death but gets to see his original masters son before he dies At the same time that Uncle Tom was sold Eliza and Harry two other slaves of Mr Shelby escape upon learning that their owner intended to sell Harry Elizas son They meet George Elizas husband who is also escaping and with much help from the Quakers make it into Canada One of the women from the plantation is Elizas mother They meet another woman Georges Sister and go to Canada to see their family The entire family eventually goes to Africa to start a new nation These two plots contrast Uncle Toms story is an example of a bondage narrative while the other plots are examples of freedom narratives Weaving these two opposing stories together enabled Stowe to reveal the horrors of slavery through Toms decline while keeping the inspiring plot of possibilities with the escape of Eliza and George and Cassy and Emmeline The story begins in Kentucky The Shelby family owns a house in Kentucky with a farm and slaves including Tom After Tom has been sold the story still flashes back to Kentucky telling about the letter that Tom wrote to Chloe and how she worked to try to make money to buy back her husband Masr George the young
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