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American Literature (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 (2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Christina Zwarg When mesmerism first came to this hemisphere by way of St. Domingue, a complex association between radical abolition and the new science was born. Harriet Beecher Stowe takes up that association in her second abolitionist novel Dred . In so doing she charts an emergent trauma theory...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 528–531.
Published: 01 September 2021
... audience, and, from Harriet Beecher Stowe on, it aims to “educat[e] the hearts, and propel[] the actions, of those who think they are white” (6). Jay’s six chapters mix the still popular and the now obscure, with Fannie Hurst’s Imitation of Life (1933), Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 59–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Susan M. Ryan The media firestorm that followed Harriet Beecher Stowe's exposé of Lord Byron's supposed incest (which she first detailed in an 1869 Atlantic Monthly article and later in the book Lady Byron Vindicated [1870]) provides an apt cultural site for analyzing the intersections among...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and the Forum: The American Museum and Cultural Authority in Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, and Whitman . By Les Harrison. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2007. xxv, 272 pp. $42.50. From Broadway to Cleveland: A History of the Hanna Theatre . By John Vacha. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2007. xi...
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American Literature (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 (2002) 74 (1): 147–148.
Published: 01 March 2002
...; and threw up a corrupt performance template that black people have had to wrestle with ever since. Raising Cain quite enlivens the class argument for minstrelsy’s insurrectionary energies, but it too often leaves the slaves in chains. Eric Lott, University of Virginia Beechers, Stowes, and Yankee...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 751–782.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Susan M. Ryan Duke University Press 2000 Susan M. Charity Begins at Home: Stowe’s Antislavery Ryan Novels and the Forms of Benevolent Citizenship 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 61 of238 Scholarly work on Harriet...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Mary Kuhn This essay, by paying attention to botanical language, reveals how Stowe's environmental sensibility affects her racial politics and abolitionist strategies. The theories of plant growth and vitality she draws on as her career develops refute the strict classification and cultivation...
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American Literature (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 (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one...
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American Literature (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 (2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of contemporary print culture as part of his antislavery strategy, reprinting responses to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel in an array of nontraditional critical forms to achieve pragmatic political goals. In so doing, Douglass transformed literary criticism from evaluation and entertainment into a powerful weapon...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , portrays the consequences of accepting existing, white-authored literary representations of the Old Negro. While Johnson’s ex–colored man fails to reclaim this figure, Johnson himself did exactly that in his 1917 adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2021
... ode to the Erie Canal to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ironic canal travel sketches to Margarita Engle’s recent historical verse-novel tallying the devastations of the Panama Canal—this essay identifies an infrastructural dialectic in which writers view infrastructure, initially...
Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 7 Oil painting of Eva and Topsy, featuring Topsy in red coral necklace, earrings, and bracelet, painted by J. A. Bingham in 1857. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT More
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 592–594.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of Southern Women . By Steven M. Stowe . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2018 . xxv, 199 pp. Cloth, $90.00 ; paper, $29.95 ; e-book, $22.99 . Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 The two books under review draw our attention to very different cohorts of women...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Figure 7 Oil painting of Eva and Topsy, featuring Topsy in red coral necklace, earrings, and bracelet, painted by J. A. Bingham in 1857. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT ...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and illustrated engravings published in 1845. Beecher Catharine E. 1855 . Letters to the People on Health and Happiness . New York : Harper and Brothers . Beecher Catharine E. 1869 . “ An Appeal to American Women .” In Beecher and Stowe 1869 : 463 – 70 . Beecher...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2005
... events. Raven’s introduction is simultaneously a historiographic meditation and a literary incantation of the names of slavery’s ancestors, an invocation that calls them into presence: ‘‘Lin- coln. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Douglass. Jeff Davis and LeeStray Leechfield. Robin and JudyMammyBarracuda18...