buffeted, outraged and oppressed, talk not then of a nonresisting Saviour—it is fanaticism!
Talk not of overcoming evil with good—it is madness!
Talk not of peacefully submitting to chains and stripes—it is base servility!
Talk not of servants being obedient to their masters—let the blood of the tyrants flow!
How is this to be explained or reconciled?
Is there one law of submission and non-resistance for the black man, and another law of rebellion and conflict for the white man?
When it is the whites who are trodden in the dust, does Christ justify them in taking up arms to vindicate their rights?
And when it is the blacks who are thus treated, does Christ require them to be patient, harmless, long-suffering, and forgiving?
And are there two Christs?
‘The work, towards its conclusion, contains some objectionable sentiments respecting African colonization, which we regret to see.’1
Twenty thousand copies of “ Uncle Tom” were disposed2
of in three weeks; four times as many at the end of the3
By that date an edition had been issued in London
at two and sixpence, to be followed by one in4
six parts at a penny apiece; and before the end of the year no fewer than eighteen English editions could be5
On September 24, George Thompson
wrote from London
to Mr. Garrison
“Uncle Tom” is doing a great work here.
Between 400,0006 and 500,000 copies (varying in price from sixpence to seven and sixpence) are already in circulation.
Two of our metropolitan theatres are nightly crowded to overflowing by persons