The Resource Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism, edited by Elizabeth Ammons

Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism, edited by Elizabeth Ammons

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Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Title
Uncle Tom's cabin
Title remainder
authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elizabeth Ammons
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Language
eng
Summary
An international bestseller that sold more than 300,000 copies when it first appeared in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin was dismissed by some as abolitionist propaganda; yet Tolstoy deemed it a great work of literature "flowing from love of God and man." Today, however, Harriet Beecher Stowe's stirring indictment of slavery is often confused with garish dramatizations that flourished for decades after the Civil War: productions that relied heavily on melodramatic simplifications of character totally alien to the original. Thus "Uncle Tom" has become a pejorative term for a subservient black, whereas Uncle Tom in the book is a man who, under the most inhumane of circumstances, never loses his human dignity. This edition includes a guide to reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list
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1811-1896
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Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2954
LC item number
.U5 1994
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ammons, Elizabeth
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
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  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Uncle Tom (Fictitious character)
  • African Americans
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery in literature
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Political fiction
  • African Americans
  • Literature
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slavery in literature
  • Slaves
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism, edited by Elizabeth Ammons
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The text of Uncle Tom's cabin -- Background and contexts: Map: the eastern United States in the Antebellum period -- Slave sale announcements -- Runaway slave advertisements -- Life of Josiah Henson / Josiah Henson -- A slave auction described by a slave, 1841 / Solomon Northup -- The trials of girlhood Harriet Jacobs -- Another kidnapping, 1844, The flight of Ellen and William Craft, 1849 / William Wells Brown -- [Letter to the abolitionist Eliza Cabot Follen], From The key to "Uncle Tom's cabin", Uncle Tom, The execution of justice, Appeal to the women of the free states, / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom and the Anglo-Saxons: romantic racialism in the North / George M. Fredrickson -- Illustration: Tom reading his Bible, Illustration: the poor bleeding heart, Illustration: Emmeline about to be sold to the highest bidder / George Cruikshank -- Anti-Uncle Tom literature / Thomas F. Gossett -- [Tom-shows] / Mary C. Henderson -- Tom-show poster -- Criticism: Review of Uncle Tom's cabin / George Sand -- [About Uncle Tom's cabin] / William G. Allen -- [Review of Uncle Tom's cabin] / Ethiop -- [Review of Uncle Tom's cabin] / George F. Holmes -- [Review of Uncle Tom's cabin] / Anonymous -- [Uncle Tom's cabin a half century later] / Charles Dudley Warner -- Eliza Harris / Frances Ellen Watkins [Harper] -- [Harriet Beecher Stowe and American Women Writers] / Helen Gray Cone -- Harriet Beecher Stowe / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Reminiscences of the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family / G. Grant Willims -- Everybody's protest novel / James Baldwin -- Sentimental power: Uncle Tom's cabin and the politics of literary history / Jane P. Tompkins -- Uncle Tom's cabin in Frederick Douglass' paper: an analysis of reception / Robert S. Levine -- Changing the letter: the Yokes, the jokes of discourse, or, Mrs. Stowe, Mr. Reed / Hortense J. Spillers -- Fathering and blackface in Uncle Tom's cabin / Christina Zwarg
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 587 pages
Isbn
9780393963038
Lccn
92040694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27034896
  • (OCoLC)ocm27034896
Label
Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism, edited by Elizabeth Ammons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text of Uncle Tom's cabin -- Background and contexts: Map: the eastern United States in the Antebellum period -- Slave sale announcements -- Runaway slave advertisements -- Life of Josiah Henson / Josiah Henson -- A slave auction described by a slave, 1841 / Solomon Northup -- The trials of girlhood Harriet Jacobs -- Another kidnapping, 1844, The flight of Ellen and William Craft, 1849 / William Wells Brown -- [Letter to the abolitionist Eliza Cabot Follen], From The key to "Uncle Tom's cabin", Uncle Tom, The execution of justice, Appeal to the women of the free states, / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom and the Anglo-Saxons: romantic racialism in the North / George M. Fredrickson -- Illustration: Tom reading his Bible, Illustration: the poor bleeding heart, Illustration: Emmeline about to be sold to the highest bidder / George Cruikshank -- Anti-Uncle Tom literature / Thomas F. Gossett -- [Tom-shows] / Mary C. Henderson -- Tom-show poster -- Criticism: Review of Uncle Tom's cabin / George Sand -- [About Uncle Tom's cabin] / William G. Allen -- [Review of Uncle Tom's cabin] / Ethiop -- [Review of Uncle Tom's cabin] / George F. Holmes -- [Review of Uncle Tom's cabin] / Anonymous -- [Uncle Tom's cabin a half century later] / Charles Dudley Warner -- Eliza Harris / Frances Ellen Watkins [Harper] -- [Harriet Beecher Stowe and American Women Writers] / Helen Gray Cone -- Harriet Beecher Stowe / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Reminiscences of the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family / G. Grant Willims -- Everybody's protest novel / James Baldwin -- Sentimental power: Uncle Tom's cabin and the politics of literary history / Jane P. Tompkins -- Uncle Tom's cabin in Frederick Douglass' paper: an analysis of reception / Robert S. Levine -- Changing the letter: the Yokes, the jokes of discourse, or, Mrs. Stowe, Mr. Reed / Hortense J. Spillers -- Fathering and blackface in Uncle Tom's cabin / Christina Zwarg
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 587 pages
Isbn
9780393963038
Lccn
92040694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27034896
  • (OCoLC)ocm27034896

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