This is a story of an exotic race, whose ancestors, born beneath a tropic sun, were brought to the New World by heartless traders and sold into slavery.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, and the characters of Aunt Ophelia, Eliza, Marks the Lawyer, Topsy, Little Eva, and the immortal UNCLE TOM will live forever.
Many slaves ran away to escape unjust treatment by their masters.
George Shelby and his faithful servant, Uncle Tom.
Eliza and her baby son . . . great favorites on the plantation.
Eliza's husband, George Harris, a Mulatto.
Haley, a notorious slave trader.
"Mr. Shelby, I want thet boy Harry, and thet niggah Tom. I get 'em both or I forclose the mortgage. You just got until eight to-night to decide."
As George Harris bids farewell to Eliza, she tells him of Haley's demand for their boy.
"Mr. Shelby will never sell our son . . . he is not like my master."
"Good bye -- when next you hear from me it will be as George Harris, the free man -- not as George Harris the slave."
Shelby is forced to sell Uncle Tom and Little Harry.
"Massa Shelby done sold you, my lamb -- but with the help of Him above, maybe I can save you."
George Harris prepares to escape to Canada, while his wife, Eliza, takes desperate measures to save her child.
Eliza bids farewell to Uncle Tom and Chloe.
"I'll put the bloodhounds on her track . . . I'll catch her."
On Eliza's trail.
Tom Loker and Marks the Lawyer.
The hazards of floating ice and a swift current does not deter this mother . . . for freedom lies on the other side.
Phineas Fletcher, A Quaker, extends aid to Eliza.
Haley, bitter and disgrunted, returns to take Uncle Tom to NEW ORLEANS.
"When I'm a man, I'll buy you back Uncle Tom," . . . "Mr. Haley, there's not one in the world like Uncle Tom."
Master Shelby grieves for his Uncle Tom.
Haley seeks the help of Marks and Loker.
"I'll get Harris and the boy for you if I have to chase them all the way to Canada."
Marks and Loker hire a posse to hunt down the fugitives.
George Harris and Eliza, his wife, are reunited.
Bound for New Orleans, Uncle Tom meets St. Clair and Little Eva.
Aunt Ophelia and Little Eva.
Uncle Tom saves Little Eva from a watery grave.
St. Claire buys Uncle Tom for Eva.
TWO YEARS LATER Uncle Tom tells Eva of the New Jerusalem.
Topsy . . . She wasn't born, she just growed.
Aunt Ophelia upbraids Topsy for stealing.
"Topsy, I love you and if you love me, you will promise never to steal again."
Spring brings sadness into the St. Clair home.
Eva exacts a promise from her father to free Uncle Tom.
"In Heaven above, where all is love, we'll meet to part no more."
While attempting to prevent a quarrel, St. Clair is accidently stabbed to death.
On St. Clair's death, his slaves, including Uncle Tom are sold at auction.|THE SLAVE MARKET.
Simon Legree, a harsh slaver owner, buys Uncle Tom and a young girl, Emmeline.
Up the river to Legree's plantation.
Cassy, a slave who is Legree's housekeeper.
"God help the poor wretches he is bringing to this Hell on earth."
Legree warns the slaves not to try to escape.
"Tom, you nigger, St. Clair spoiled you but I'll make better use of those muscles of yours."
Tom put to work in the fields with the other slaves.
"I hate religious niggers, damn you! Give that boy a hundred lashes, or I'll send you to that New Jerusalem you are always talking about."
Emmeline is made house-keeper, and Cassy is sent to work in the fields.
"Legree will never make that girl the thing he made me . . . To-night we will find our freedom, or a grave in the swamp."
Cassy and Emmeline prepare to run away.
Young Shelby, now grown to manhood, remembering his promise, seeks Uncle Tom.
"I am seeking an old negro by the name of Tom."
"Why we heard Tom was sold to Simon Legree, who lives down on the Red River."
"Tell me where Cassy and Emmeline went, or I'll break every bone in your black body."
Young Shelby continues his search for Uncle Tom.
Sympathy for the poor old slave creates a desire for swift revenge in the heart of the boy whom Uncle Tom refused to whip.
In darkness and sorrow, Uncle Tom still has faith that God has not forsaken him.
"Young George has come! The Lawd has given me the victory. Glory be to His name. I die content knowin' you all did not forget old Uncle Tom."
"-- by virtue of the power vested -- all persons held slaves, shall be thenceforth and forever free -- upon this act I invoke the considered judgement of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God."