New York Daily Times
Unsigned Editorial
22 June 1853

  We commence this morning the publication of a somewhat extended notice of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," a book which has been more widely read and more generally noticed already than any other ever issued in this country, but which still has a fresh and profound interest for every class of readers, and in every section of the country. The review is written by a Southern gentleman, a lawyer of distinction, an accomplished scholar, and who has filled very high and responsible public stations with honor to himself and credit to the country. It presents naturally enough the opinion of the book generally entertained in the Southern States, where the work has been widely read, and where whatever good it is calculated to effect, will be accomplished. Such a book was scarcely needed to demonstrate to the people of the North the odiousness of many of the features of Southern slavery, and still less to stimulate the hostile intermeddling of officious persons of both sexes in Europe, with evils which, however responsible they may be for their existence, they can now do nothing whatever to remedy, and which their ill-judged action cannot fail to aggravate. But there are many things contained in the book which cannot fail to do good in the South, by directing the attention of those who have it in their power to apply a remedy, to many gross and glaring evils which have grown up in connection with Slavery as it exists in the Southern States. The review referred to, will be read, we think, with general interest.