The Independent
Unsigned Notice
New York: 28 October 1852

  ANTI-TOM.—"Aunt Phillis's Cabin; or, Southern Life as it is." By Mrs. Mary H. Eastman. 12mo, pp. 280. Lippincott, Grambo & Co., publishers. The copy sent us purports to be of the "sixteenth thousand." The pictures of the intense happiness of the slaves are so very charming, that one wonders why the inventors do not make haste to sell their children to the slave-traders. The declaration of Mr. Weston, the model Virginian, that he should not "make a constable of himself" to catch runaway slaves, p. 117, will spoil the book for the purposes of the Castle Garden Committee. The amiable authoress also "laid it on too thick" when she denied that the planters use hounds to track and hunt runaway slaves.