Characters & Music
Chapter 1:
1 scene
Shelby calls Harry "Jim Crow," commands him to perform; Harry performs minstrel song/dance, psalm; Haley expresses distaste for slaves' religious singing.
Chapter 4:
1 scene
Residents and visitors in Tom's cabin dance, sing [Methodist] church and camp-meeting hymns.
Chapter 5:
1 scene
After-effects of the prayer-meeting and "lengthy solos" at Tom's cabin.
Chapter 8:
1 scene
Sam describes Eliza's escape by paraphrasing hymns: "'cross Jordan . . . in the land o' Canaan."
Chapter 12:
1 scene
Haley's slaves described by paraphrasing Psalm 137:3, which references song.
Chapter 13:
1 scene
Eliza awakes in Quaker safe house to "singing," "musical" sounds of food preparation.
Chapter 14:
1 scene
Haley dismisses pious singers as "no account."
Chapter 15:
1 scene
Augustine St. Clare's ideal childhood described with a simile of music.
Chapter 16:
5 scenes
Ophelia described via Isaac Watts hymn ("For Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do").
St. Clare displays "genius for music" at piano, and whistles.
Tom described as "a hero to Eva" because of "songs and Methodist hymns . . . better than an opera".
Marie calls Methodist hymn-singing "Horrible!".
Eva "up in Tom's room, hearing him sing" hymns: "he's going to teach them to me."
Chapter 17:
2 scenes
Trust between Simeon and George is "like sacred music."
Phineas "beguiled his long drive with whistling certain very unquaker-like songs."
Chapter 18:
3 scenes
St. Clare described as spending "Sunday evenings at the opera or theatre."
Ophelia cleans out a drawer in which Dinah keeps "a Methodist hymn-book."
Adolph, Jane, Rosa, Dinah talk about dances.
Chapter 19:
3 scenes
St. Clare quotes Song of Songs.
St. Clare describes his mother as "genius . . . in music," playing organ and singing.
Location of Bible and hymn-book in Tom's room.
Chapter 20:
2 scenes
St. Clare calls Topsy "Jim Crow," whistles and commands her to sing and dance; Topsy performs minstrel song/dance.
Topsy's exhibits talent "for dancing, . . . singing, whistling" and "scenic performances."
Chapter 21:
1 scene
Mrs. Shelby vows to "take music-scholars" to earn money; Mr. Shelby calls it degrading.
Chapter 22:
3 scenes
Tom's spirit described with metaphor: "the harp of human feeling," "nothing but a crash that breaks every string can wholly mar its harmony."
Tom sings hymns "O, had I the wings of the morning" and ["And let this feeble body fail"].
Eva would teach slaves; Marie mocks her wanting to teach them piano.
Chapter 24:
1 scene
St. Clare, holding Eva, has a vision of a "spirit voice . . . [of] his mother's prayers and hymns."
Chapter 25:
2 scenes
Ophelia takes Eva to Methodist prayer meeting [not further described], and tries to educate Topsy: "I locked her up, and gave her a hymn to study."
Eva inspires Topsy with "those spirits bright, Uncle Tom sings about."
Chapter 26:
3 scenes
Epigraph from Thomas Moore, "Weep Not for Those" [set to music by Sir John Stevenson].
Uncle Tom comforts Eva by singing "their favorite old hymns"; Eva tells St. Clare she prefers Tom carrying her and singing.
Tom tells Ophelia of Eva's impending death by "quoting from a favorite hymn."
Chapter 27:
1 scene
Eva's grave is "by the mossy seat where she and Tom had talked, and sung, and read so often."
Chapter 28:
2 scenes
St. Clare plays the piano "in a deep reverie, . . . soliloquizing to himself by music"; sings "Dies Irae."
St. Clare's dying words are Latin hymn.
Chapter 30:
2 scenes
Skeggs commands slaves to fiddle and dance.
Emmeline and mother keep hymn-book, sing hymn "O, where is weeping Mary?"
Chapter 31:
1 scene
Legree sees "Tom's Methodist hymn-book" and forbids pious singing.
Chapter 32:
2 scenes
Legree commands slaves to sing; Tom begins hymn "Jerusalem, my happy home," Legree shuts him up, another man sings a [minstrel] song.
Tom dreams of Eva, who ascends to heaven "wafted on [divine] music."
Chapter 34:
2 scenes
Cassy recalls her up-bringing: "I went to a convent, and there I learned music."
Cassy describes trying to soften a cruel husband by playing and singing music, dancing.
Chapter 35:
2 scenes
Legree's childhood described: mother's "prayers and pious hymns," "the sound of Sabbath bell."
Legree frightened by hearing a hymn; whistles to dogs, commands Sambo and Quimbo to sing/dance.
Chapter 38:
2 scenes
Tom sings ["Amazing Grace"].
Tom sings "When I can read my title clear," inspires slaves; Legree curses Methodist hymns.
Chapter 40:
1 scene
Tom's remonstration to Legree "Like a strange snatch of heavenly music."
Chapter 41:
1 scene
Tom's dying words are from hymn ["Why should we start, and fear to die!"].
Chapter 42:
1 scene
George Shelby describes Eliza Harris as "a beautiful singer."
Chapter 44:
1 scene
Freed slaves at Shelby plantation sing hymn ["Blow ye the trumpet"].