Uncle Tom's Cabin - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Mr. Haley and Uncle Tom continue on their journey and Mr. Haley is intrigued by an announcement for a slave auction to be held in Washington, D.C. the next day. It is Mr. Haley's plan to have a whole gang of slaves to be sold down river with Uncle Tom. Mr. Haley spends the night in a hotel while Tom is locked in a local jail. At the auction, Mr. Haley buys a young boy named Albert but refuses to buy Albert's mother because she is getting on in years and will not bring as much money as Mr. Haley wants to make at the next slave auction. The mother pleads with Mr. Haley but the trader is adamant about his decision and separates the boy and his mother.

Mr. Haley loads his new slaves on board a river boat along with Tom to begin their...

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