American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Offensive A Black person who is regarded as being humiliatingly subservient or deferential to white people.
- n. a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
- After Uncle Tom, a character in Uncle Tom's Cabin, a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A black and white illustration of Uncle Tom and George Shelby seated at a table in Tom's cabin, as Tom writes on a slate by candle light and George watches.”
“A black and white illustration of Uncle Tom seated on a stone in an ornate courtyard (or garden) of a Moorish style mansion, with Evangeline St. Clare ( "Little Eva") sitting on his knee and hanging a wreath of flowers around his neck.”
“Uncle Tom and Aunt Kit and their family followed us to California.”
“A black and white illustration of Cassy helping Uncle Tom after his whipping, with Tom lying on his stomach on the ground in a partially covered area, surrounded by planks and other debris and rubbish.”
“A black and white illustration of Uncle Tom leaving the Shelby household with a box of belongings on his shoulder, as Haley, the slave trader, Mrs. Shelby, Aunt Chloe and other slaves look on.”
“A black and white illustration of Eliza Harris, holding a her son, Harry, in her arms and approaching Uncle Tom and Aunt Chloe, both standing at the doorway to Tom's cabin.”
“A black and white illustration of a decorative capital "I" with figures of Sambo and Quimbo, two African-American drivers (or overseers) dragging Uncle Tom to be whipped as, Lucy, another slave, looks on.”
“A black and white illustration of Eliza Harris, standing in Uncle Tom's cabin and holding her son in her arms, with Aunt Chloe and a dog named Bruno standing next to her, and Uncle Tom seated at a table covering his face with his hands.”
“A black and white illustration of Simon Legree kicking at Uncle Tom as he lies on the ground in a partially covered area, surrounded by planks and other debris and rubbish, after his whipping.”
“This same old negro -- Uncle Tom he would have been called anywhere else in Virginia, but the Misses Maynard called him Uncle Thomas -- was quite a character, and reminded Charley, whom his idiosyncracies greatly amused, of the ingenious and attached butler of the Master of Ravenswood.”
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