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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Molly Farrell Farrell places Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin in the context of the nineteenth-century movement for education reform. Her essay explores the novel's representation of pedagogy and adoption and how these techniques worked simultaneously to incorporate...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adam Gordon Abstract This essay takes the critical reception of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Frederick Douglass’ Paper as an occasion to rethink modern constructions of critical authority while arguing for a print culture approach to literary criticism. Although scholars of antebellum culture typically...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Janet Dean “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911 . By Hochman Barbara . 2011 . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . xv , 377 pp. $28.95 . Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing . By Hager...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Dawn Coleman Challenging the critical commonplace that Uncle Tom's Cabin is, in effect, a sentimental sermon, this essay takes the novel's relationship to preaching, one of the most culturally authoritative forms of speech in antebellum America, as itself an object of analysis. It shows that Stowe...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Uncle Tom’s Cabin , the best-selling book of the nineteenth century after the Bible, had a dynamic cultural life long after the abolition of slavery. Stage adaptations first appeared shortly after the novel’s serialization in the National Era , drawing large audiences in the North and provoking...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kathleen Howard Howard’s essay argues for the significance of antebellum evangelical tract tales both as precedents for later best-selling works such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin and as provocations to consider our critical understandings of literariness. Tract tales belonged to a moment in which...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 755–786.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Mary Grace Albanese Abstract The transnational material network of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) has enjoyed substantial critical analysis: however, most scholarship tends to focus on the novel’s influence in Europe. Haiti plays a much greater role in the novel than any European...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 295–322.
Published: 01 June 2019
...David Anthony Abstract This essay focuses on the consistently deployed but previously unnoticed figure of the Jew in the post– Uncle Tom’s Cabin plantation novel, whether “anti- Tom ” or abolitionist in orientation. I argue that this character does complex ideological work in these novels, in...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
... developing among slaves that deliberately focused on perpetrators rather than victims of New World slavery. Such a reading widens our understanding of early trauma theory by making visible the tension between Stowe’s sentimental strategy famously inscribed in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and her adaptation of theories...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan Louise Edmunds This essay reads Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) against Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), the New Deal, and the intervening history of white women’s sentimental activism. It argues that Native Son is a work of domestic fiction that self-consciously engages...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 natural history slavery visual culture material culture Uncle Tom’s Cabin Coral fascinated antebellum Americans. Between the 1820s and the 1860s, imaginative reflections on coral appeared across a range of genres. US periodicals and newspapers...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2002
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., Rosenthal examines portrayals of black-white race mixture. She com- pares, for example, Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin with representations of race mixture in Gómez de Avellaneda’s antislavery novel Sab, and she discusses the language of plant hybridism in Child’s Romance of the Republic as a chal- lenge to...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Uncle Tom’s Cabin (the discussion of Stowe makes the best case for Davis’s thesis about experience and typicality). It should be mentioned that Davis’s curatorial instincts are themselves interesting, and indeed one wonders how much of the book’s appeal stems from the novel arrangement of works...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2007
... patriotism. Between the Spanish-American War and World War I, many African American leaders, including Booker T. Washington, drew on a long history of romantic racist imagery of Citi- zen Tom, extending from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin to the later plantation fiction of...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Allison S. Curseen Abstract Focusing on the minor details of suffering cats, I read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as an exemplary illustration of the way in which American novels of individual development destabilize around the movement of minor bodies and minor characters. This destabilization...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 751–782.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Most notably, Jane Tompkins, in her landmark study Sensational Designs (1985), finds in Uncle Tom’s Cabin a revolutionary agenda that calls for both the emancipation of slaves and the cultural empowerment...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 863–866.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Literature, 1839–1893 . By Shelly Jarenski . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2015 . 233 pp. Cloth, $54.95 ; e-book, $54.95 . Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 When Harriet Beecher Stowe writes in Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) that because Tom is “the hero of our story...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 873–874.
Published: 01 December 2000
... heavily on Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Patton sides with generations of scholars who argue for the novel’s sentimen- tal influence on black female writers who used fiction to speak against slavery. In...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; and in two contemporary novels, Sherley Ann Williams’s Dessa Rose and Toni Mor- rison’s Beloved—but her approach is fascinating. Arguing that few discussions...