Perils of Reading: Samuel Green and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
Archives of Maryland: Documents for the Classroom
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 260-6400
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Green: A Black Life in Antebellum Maryland," an unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 1988, upon which this document packet is based.
William Still. The Underground Railroad.
(Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), p. 250.
The Documents for the Classroom series of the Maryland State Archives was designed and developed by Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale and was prepared with the assistance of Lynne MacAdam. MSA SC 2221-22. Publication no. 6180.
© Copyright 1999 Maryland State Archives