Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Cabin: Nineteenth-Century Women Novelists Respond to Stowe

Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Cabin: Nineteenth-Century Women Novelists Respond to Stowe

by Joy Jordan-Lake

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Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Cabin: Nineteenth-Century Women Novelists Respond to Stowe by Joy Jordan-Lake


Joy Jordan-Lake examines the ways in which antebellum women novelists tried to counter Harriet Beecher Stoweís enormously popular Uncle Tom's Cabin by preaching a ìtheology of whitenessî from within the pages of the books - but were ultimately undermined by their own proslavery agendas. Including a discussion of twentieth- and twenty-first-century novels that revisit plantation mythology, Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Cabin casts new light on the ethical and moral disaster of securing one groupís economic strength at the expense of other groupsí access to dignity, compassion, and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826514769
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Joy Jordan-Lake holds graduate degrees in theology and literature. She formerly taught English at Baylor University and is currently writing and teaching part time at Belmont University in Nashville.

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