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Uncle Tom's cabin and American culture

Author: Thomas F Gossett
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : Southern Methodist University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of Uncle Tom's Cabin presents the complex social forces that have influenced the reading of the novel. Gossett examines Stowe's early life and the circumstances that transformed her into a major figure in the antislavery struggle. He describes the process of the composition of the novel; compares its reception in the North, the South and in England; examines the idyllic pictures of slavery in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gossett, Thomas F., 1916-
Uncle Tom's cabin and American culture.
Dallas, Tex. : Southern Methodist University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)647110966
Named Person: Harriet Beecher Stowe; Uncle Tom, (Fictitious character); Uncle Tom, (Fictitious character); Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Gossett
ISBN: 0870741896 9780870741890
OCLC Number: 9828601
Description: xi, 484 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The early years : 1811-1826 --
Hartford and Boston : 1826-1832 --
Cincinnati : 1832-1850 --
Harriet Beecher Stowe in Cincinnati : 1836-1850 --
Stowe's ideas of race --
The writing of Uncle Tom's Cabin --
Uncle Tom's Cabin : part I --
Uncle Tom's Cabin : part II --
Uncle Tom's Cabin : part 3 --
The reception of Uncle Tom's Cabin in the north --
The reception of Uncle Tom's Cabin in the south --
Anti-Uncle Tom literature --
The reception abroad of Uncle Tom's Cabin --
Uncle Tom's Cabin as a play in the 1850s --
Stowe and antislavery : 1853-1856 --
The Civil War --
Reconstruction and beyond --
The reputation of Uncle Tom's Cabin, the novel : 1865-1940 --
Uncle Tom's Cabin, the play : 1865-1940 --
Critical reception of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Gossett.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_652734
991000226999705351

Abstract:

This study of Uncle Tom's Cabin presents the complex social forces that have influenced the reading of the novel. Gossett examines Stowe's early life and the circumstances that transformed her into a major figure in the antislavery struggle. He describes the process of the composition of the novel; compares its reception in the North, the South and in England; examines the idyllic pictures of slavery in the "anti-Tom" novels of the l850s; and compares the novel with several of the popular stage adaptations. The author reveals how the novel has been reconstituted by every reading of it and how the readings have proceeded from different social agendas for resolving the race problems. He also covers the main ideas and characters of the novel, displays its dual character (it was instrumental in ending slavery but fostered new stereotypes of blacks), and illuminates the importance of racial themes in American cultural and political history. ISBN 0-87074-189-6: $29.95.
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