The Resource Reading abolition : the critical reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass, Brian Yothers

Reading abolition : the critical reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass, Brian Yothers

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Reading abolition : the critical reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass
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Reading abolition
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the critical reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass
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Brian Yothers
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eng
Summary
"Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass represent a crucial strand in nineteenth-century American literature: the struggle for the abolition of slavery. Yet there has been no thoroughgoing discussion of the critical reception of these two giants of abolitionist literature. Reading Abolition narrates and explores the parallels between Stowe's critical reception and Douglass's. The book begins with Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, considering its initial celebration as a work of genius and conscience, its subsequent dismissal in the early twentieth century as anti-Southern and in the mid-twentieth century as racially stereotypical, and finally its recent recovery as a classic of women's, religious, and political fiction. It also considers the reception of Stowe's other, less well-known novels, non-fictional works, and poetry, and how engaging the full Stowe canon has changed the shape of Stowe studies. The second half of the study deals with the reception of Douglass both as a writer of three autobiographies that helped to define the contours of African American autobiography for later writers and critics and as an extraordinarily eloquent and influential orator and journalist. Reading Abolition shows that Stowe's and Douglass's critical destinies have long been intertwined, with questions about race, gender, nationalism, religion, and the nature of literary and rhetorical genius playing crucial roles in critical considerations of both figures.."--
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1975-
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Yothers, Brian
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index present
LC call number
PS2954.U6
LC item number
Y68 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Studies in American literature and culture: literary criticism in perspective
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  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Slavery in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race in literature
  • African American abolitionists
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • African American abolitionists
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
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Reading abolition : the critical reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass, Brian Yothers
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Interpreting and Reinterpreting Stowe and Douglass -- Uncle Tom's Cabin in Its Own Time -- The Eclipse of Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Early Twentieth Century -- Uncle Tom's Cabin Revived: Race, Gender, Religion, and Stowe's Narrative Artistry -- Beyond Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Reception of Stowe's Later Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry -- The Critical Response to Douglass's Autobiographies -- Antislavery Eloquence: The Critical Response to Douglass's Antislavery Speeches and Journalism -- Epilogue: Critical Futures-Stowe and Douglass, Together and Separately
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781782048626
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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22573/ctt1k3nmph
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  • (OCoLC)961912038
  • (OCoLC)ocn961912038
Label
Reading abolition : the critical reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass, Brian Yothers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Interpreting and Reinterpreting Stowe and Douglass -- Uncle Tom's Cabin in Its Own Time -- The Eclipse of Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Early Twentieth Century -- Uncle Tom's Cabin Revived: Race, Gender, Religion, and Stowe's Narrative Artistry -- Beyond Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Reception of Stowe's Later Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry -- The Critical Response to Douglass's Autobiographies -- Antislavery Eloquence: The Critical Response to Douglass's Antislavery Speeches and Journalism -- Epilogue: Critical Futures-Stowe and Douglass, Together and Separately
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782048626
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1k3nmph
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961912038
  • (OCoLC)ocn961912038

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