A Cabin’s Tale: The two sides to Montgomery County’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Shortly after the Washington Post published its article on Montgomery County’s purchase of the property long believed to be the “real Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” the National Trust for Historic Preservation published a blog post reporting on the Post story. Titled, “Preservation Round-Up: Snafu! Edition,” the National Trust’s post was roundly criticized by Montgomery County preservationists. On November 30, 2010, two Montgomery Preservation, Inc., officers wrote a guest blog post for the National Trust for Historic Preservation titled, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Beyond History and Interpretation to the Internet.”

Like earlier MPI comments on the Uncle Tom’s Cabin issue, the blog post left much unwritten and distorts the ample documentary record on what was being said and written about the log building long touted as the “real Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Unfortunately, the National Trust’s guest bloggers omitted links to outside sources against which their comments may be measured. At my Website I have loaded a parallel page to this brief post and it has embedded within it side-by-side frames with a blog post I wrote in October and the National Trust’s guest blog. I invite readers to browse both and comment at my blog (below if you are reading this at the blog or at this link if your are reading this on my Website.

Click on the image above to go to the Web page with the side-by-side blog posts.

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