Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin: A Casebook by Elizabeth Ammons

Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin: A Casebook

EditorElizabeth Ammons

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General for the Series: The Casebooks in Criticism introduce readers to the essential criticism on landmark works of literature and film. For each volume, a distinguished scholar who is an authority on the text has collected the most elucidating and distinctive scholarly essays on that workand added key supporting materials. Each volume includes a substantial introduction which considers the key features of the work, describes its publication history, and contextualizes its cultural import and contemporary reputation while also surveying the major approaches which have informed theworks critical history. A condensed bibliography offers suggestions for further reading. The compact volumes provide a critical survey and suggest provocative ways to engage with their texts. They are ideally suited to those interested in developing a deeper understanding of a works history andsignificance. Specific for this book: Most of the best criticism on Stowe's landmark novel is fairly recent. Until the combined impact of the civil rights and women's movements changed the focus of the academic ciriculum, Uncle Tom's Cabin seldom appeared in classrooms or as the subject ofpublished scholarship. However, from the mid-1970 forward, the book has been widely written about and taught. Today, Uncle Toms Cabin is a stable, important part of the nineteenth-centruy American literature canon and has generated a rich body of new critical work. This casebook collects the bestof the new scholarship as well as the most influencial older essays. Included in this volume are letters by Harriet Beecher Stowe and articles by James Baldwin, Leslie Fiedler, Jane Tompkins, Gillian Brown, Robert Stepto, and Elizabeth Ammons.

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Elizabeth Ammons is Harriet F. Fay Professor of Literature at Tufts University
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Title:Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin: A CasebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 5.51 × 7.99 × 0.71 inPublished:January 4, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction by Elizabeth Ammonsby Harriet Beecher Stowe: "Letter to Frederick Douglas"by Harriet Beecher Stowe: "Letter to William Lloyd Garrison"by Harriet Beecher Stowe: "Letter to Mrs. Follen"by Harriet Beecher Stowe: "Does Public Opinion Protect the Slave?"by Harriet Beecher Stowe: "What is to be done?"by James Baldwin: "Everybody's Protest Novel"by Leslie A. Fielder: Love and Death in Uncle Tom's Cabin"by Jane Tompkins: "Sentimental Power: Uncle Tom's Cabin and and the Politics of Literary History"by Gillian Brown: "Getting in the Kitchen with Dinah: Domestic Politics in Uncle Tom's Cabin"by Robert Stepto: "Sharing the Thunder: The Literary Exchanges of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Bibb, and Frederick Douglas"by Sarah Meer: "Topsy and the End Man: Blackface in Uncle Tom's Cabin"by P. Gabrielle Foreman: "This Promiscuous Housekeeping: Death, Transgression, and Homoeroticism in Uncle Tom's Cabin"by Sophia Cantave: "Who Gets to Create the Lasting Images? The Problem of Black Representation in Uncle Tom's Cabin"by Joshua D. Bellin: "Up to Heaven's Gate, Down to Earth's Dust: The Politics of Judgement in Uncle Tom's Cabin"by Elizabeth Ammons: "Freeing the Slaves and Banishing the Blacks: Racism, Empire, and Africa in Uncle Tom's Cabin"