Samuel Green and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

Purpose: Samuel Green, a Dorchester County Maryland free man of color, was arrested and jailed for possession of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by Harriet Beecher Stowe. These documents explore freedom of speech and of the press in a slave state during the 1850s. See: R. Blondo, "Samuel Green: A Black Life in Antebellum Maryland," an unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 1988, upon which this document…

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