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"Uncle Tom's Cabin
has exerted an influence equaled by few other novels in history.[54] Upon publication, Uncle Tom's Cabin ignited a firestorm of protest from defenders of slavery (who created a number of books in response to the novel) while the book elicited praise from abolitionists. As a best-seller, the novel heavily influenced later protest literature"
 

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Well if Trump did not even KNOW who Uncle Tom was or that it was a racial slur to the black population HOW could it make him racist? Its not like he used the phrase in a derogatory manner. The REAL problem is blacks WHINING about any little far out word or action and trying to MAKE it racist....I swear blacks are the MOST racist of all the population.....the LAST election is ironclad PROOF of it.
 

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Al Sharpton is the biggest Uncle Tom in the country. Yea, let's keep digging up dirt. Soros and Hitlery must own a construction company that owns nothing but excavators.
 

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Uncle Tom was esteemed in early high society. Was like saying, He's a big Teddy bear, not anyone to fear.

That's what is sad about what is happening to our country and our history.

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Uncle Tom
Main article: Uncle Tom

Simon Legree assaults Uncle Tom.
Uncle Tom, the title character, was initially seen as a noble, long-suffering Christian slave. In more recent years, however, his name has become an epithet directed towards African-Americans who are accused of selling out to whites. Stowe intended Tom to be a "noble hero"[28] and praiseworthy person. Throughout the book, far from allowing himself to be exploited, Tom stands up for his beliefs and is grudgingly admired even by his enemies."
 

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The book did create a lot of stereotypes but it did help fuel the anti slavery movement which caused Republicans to war against slavery, against Democrats who wanted to keep it.
 

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Stereotypes in retrospect. Life was simple back then, pastoral, colonial. That's the way people related to other people back then. That is the simple, uncomplex way they would see each other.

Perhaps Trump's comment referred to lil John being a descendant of colonial Blacks--Freemen abolitionists.
 
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