A critical and historical interpretation of Uncle Tom's Cabin, reflecting the best of recent scholarship.
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.
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