New Essays on "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

New Essays on "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

3 (1 rating by Goodreads)
Edited by 

List price: US$195.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

Description

Increased interest in the role of women and minorities in establishing the canon of American literature has led to renewed interest in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The essays in this volume set out to provide contemporary readers with a critical and historical interpretation of the novel that reflects the best of recent scholarship. In his introduction Eric J. Sundquist attempts to show that Uncle Tom's Cabin boldly takes issue with both proslavery arguments and prevailing prejudices among abolitionists, employing the forms of popular melodrama and heated rhetoric to carry its complex argument. The individual essays examine the influence of Stowe's novel on the characterization of women in the American novel and on later women writers, the role of women in the antislavery movement, the literary exchanges between Stowe and her contemporaries; Uncle Tom's Cabin and the tradition of the Gothic novel, and the characterizations of blacks in this novel and in later works.show more

Product details

Table of contents

1. Introduction Eric J. Sundquist; 2. Strategies of black characterization in Uncle Tom's Cabin and the early Afro-American novel Richard Yarborough; 3. Doing it herself: Uncle Tom's Cabin and woman's role in the slavery crisis Jean Fagan Yellin; 4. Gothic imagination and social reform: the haunted houses of Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, and Harriet Beecher Stowe Karen Halttunen; 5. Sharing the thunder: the literary exchanges of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Bibb, and Frederick Douglass Robert B. Stepto; 6. Stowe's dream of the mother-saviour: Uncle Tom's Cabin and American women writers before the 1920s Elizabeth Ammons.show more

Rating details

1 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 0% (0)
3 100% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X