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Authors Charles Dickens
Henry Morley
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Latin America—Politics and Government
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Slavery; Slaves; Slaves—Fiction; Slave-Trade
United States—Politics and Government
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Dickens wrote the following portions of 'North American Slavery': the opening paragraph; the subsequent sections referring to Uncle Tom's Cabin (pp. 3 and 4).
Dickens may also have retouched or added to the following passages: the paragraph beginning 'This constant sale' (p. 3); from 'Why did he return?' (p. 3) to 'negro gentleman' (p. 4); from 'The slave population' to 'the negroes bear it' (p. 4); the final paragraph.
In addition, Dickens seems to have made occasional emendations elsewhere in the article.
Writing of 'North American Slavery' in a letter (20 December 1852), Dickens said: 'I wrote no part [of the article], but the high and genuine praise of Mrs Stowe's book [Uncle Tom's Cabin].' This disclaimer need not be taken literally, for though the opening paragraph may be the only extended section wholly by Dickens, his method of intensively editing, rewriting, and adding to what went into Household Words often made other sections of articles as much his as the original author's. This is preeminently true of what Dickens called his 'composite' articles - that is, articles, such as this one, which are listed in the Household Words Contributors' Book as jointly by Dickens and a collaborator. Dickens would not have been listed as a joint author if he had simply added the initial paragraph. The only published text of the letter from which the above disclaimer is quoted is in Harry Stone, 'Charles Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe,' Nineteenth-Century Fiction, XII (December 1957), 188-202.
Dickens had long been interested in American slavery. His library contained a collection of books and pamphlets on the subject, and he devoted an entire chapter of American Notes (1842) to attacking the system and recording its horrors. Household Words continued the campaign. 'North American Slavery' was followed by additional articles in which other writers objectified or elaborated what Dickens and Morley had written - for example, 'Freedom, or Slavery?' (22 July 1854), 'Slaves and their Masters' (23 August 1856), and 'Sketching at a Slave Auction' (14 February 1857).

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

Casimir Leconte, "Les Noirs libres et les noirs esclaves", Revue des deux mondes (July 1852).

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852).

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Art; Design; Painting; Sculpture; Photography; Interior Decoration;
Europe—History
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Based on the account of Pieter van Laer in Reverend M. Pilkington, The Gentleman's and Connoisseur's Dictionary of Painters (1770).

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Author Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Great Britain—Politics and Government
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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Extracts from Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker (1771).

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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subject Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
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Based on two papers given by Dr. John Davies, Inspector-General of Army Hospitals, to the Royal Society in 1845 and 1861.

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Author James Henry Leigh Hunt
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
World—History
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Peatal Aggression

18/9/1852

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Author Harriet Martineau
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Energy; Fuel; Gas; Coal; Peat
Ireland—Description and Travel
Ireland—History
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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Essay i
Subjects Art; Design; Painting; Sculpture; Photography; Interior Decoration;
France—Social Life and Customs
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Frederica Maclean Rowan
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Advertisements

18/9/1852

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subjects Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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Advertisement for the Fifth Volume of Household Words.
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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
Race; Racism; Ethnicity; Anthropology; Ethnography
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Author Harriet Martineau
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Inventors; Inventions
Machinery; Machinery in the Workplace; Machinery Industry; Machinery Industry—Automation
Railroads
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Chips: Fairy Rings

25/9/1852

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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Author Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Genres Prose: Snippet i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
Germany—Politics and Government; Austria—Politics and Government
Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
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Alice's Posies

25/9/1852

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Author Mary Jane Tomkins
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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Dead, or Alive?

25/9/1852

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Author Reverend James White
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Escapes; Fugitives from Justice—Fiction
France—History
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
United States—Description and Travel
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
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The Guano Diggings

25/9/1852

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Author Samuel Rinder
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Latin America—Description and Travel
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Advertisements

25/9/1852

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subject Other
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Advertisement for the Fifth Volume of Household Words
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How I Went to Sea

2/10/1852

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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The Gardens of Rye

2/10/1852

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Author Henry Morley
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Popular Culture; Amusements
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