Truthful Pictures: Slavery Ordained by God in the Domestic, Sentimental Novel of the Nineteenth Century South by Diane N. CapitaniTruthful Pictures: Slavery Ordained by God in the Domestic, Sentimental Novel of the Nineteenth Century South by Diane N. Capitani

Truthful Pictures: Slavery Ordained by God in the Domestic, Sentimental Novel of the Nineteenth…

byDiane N. Capitani

Hardcover | March 16, 2009

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Truthful Pictures examines novels and sermons written in the antebellum South, in particular those written after the 1851 publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." It begins with a historical overview of the function of women writers in American literature in order to help locate sentimental fiction within the historical place of women in America by analyzing the works of Southern female authors such as Caroline Hentz and Mary H. Eastman. Though they follow in Harriet Beecher Stowe's footsteps, authors like Hentz and Eastman used their voice in conjunction with Christian ideology to support slavery. The text then explores the way in which Holy Scripture was perverted in Southern sermons by pulpit leaders such as Thorton Stringfellow and Alexander McCaine in order to allow the continued enslavement of one group by another, using religion to defend white patriarchy as the normal way of life. By examining antebellum sermons and writings and their influence on sentimental novels, Truthful Picture shows how religious texts reinforced political ideologies in the wake of increasing racial tensions between the North and the South.
Diane N. Capitani is supervisor of the writing center at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University
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Title:Truthful Pictures: Slavery Ordained by God in the Domestic, Sentimental Novel of the Nineteenth…Format:HardcoverDimensions:156 pages, 9.47 × 6.32 × 0.62 inPublished:March 16, 2009Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739112325

ISBN - 13:9780739112328

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Function of Women Writers in American History Chapter 3 The Cult of True Womanhood and the Southern Domestic Novel Chapter 4 The 19th Century Southern Woman and the Domestic Novel Chapter 5 Slavery Defended from Scripture: Influences in the Southern Novel Chapter 6 Southern Women Writers: Refuting the "Northern Hussy" and Defending Slavery from Scripture Chapter 7 Male Voices in Southern Domestic Fiction: Politics as Usual Chapter 8 Enlightening Blighted Africa Chapter 9 Conclusion: A Monstrous System

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The book's main virtues are its detailed summaries of literary works that are hard to obtain and often painful to read..she has given us a detailed historical portrait of some major dynamics of our own homegrown social sin, the effects of which are still diminishing and destroying lives nearly 160 years later.