Mightier Than The Sword: Uncle Toms Cabin And The Battle For America by David S ReynoldsMightier Than The Sword: Uncle Toms Cabin And The Battle For America by David S Reynolds

Mightier Than The Sword: Uncle Toms Cabin And The Battle For America

byDavid S Reynolds

Paperback | June 12, 2012

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In this wide-ranging, brilliantly researched work, David S. Reynolds traces the factors that made Uncle Tom’s Cabin the most influential novel ever written by an American. Upon its 1852 publication, the novel’s vivid depiction of slavery polarized its American readership, ultimately widening the rift that led to the Civil War. Reynolds also charts the novel’s afterlife—including its adaptation into plays, films, and consumer goods—revealing its lasting impact on American entertainment, advertising, and race relations.
David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books include Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography; John Brown, Abolitionist; Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville; Mightier Than ...
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Title:Mightier Than The Sword: Uncle Toms Cabin And The Battle For AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.2 × 5.47 × 0.8 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393342352

ISBN - 13:9780393342352

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A splendid and subtle history. — Fergus M. Bordewich (Wall Street Journal)Consistently enlightening. . . . Mightier than the Sword deftly explores the social-intellectual context and personal experience out of which Stowe’s novel evolved into a grand entertainment and a titanic engine of change. — Dan Cryer (Boston Globe)Reynolds has given us another cultural history of assured mastery, a history that combines deep erudition, lightly worn, with a lively and readable style. — Tim Redman (Dallas Morning News)