Mightier than the sword : Uncle Tom’s cabin and the struggle for America

Author(s): ghtier than the sword : Uncle Tom’s cabin and the struggle for America By Reynolds, David S. Stowe, H

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 039308132X
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A captivating take a look at the cultural roots, political affect, and enduring legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s innovative bestseller.Uncle Tom’s Cabin is most probably essentially the most influential novel ever written through an American. In a becoming tribute to the 2 hundredth anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s delivery, Bancroft Prize-winning historian David S. Reynolds finds her ebook’s affect no longer handiest at the abolitionist motion and the American Civil War but in addition on international occasions, together with the tip of serfdom in Russia, all the way down to its affect within the 20th century. He explores how each Stowe’s background because the daughter in a famously highbrow circle of relatives of preachers and her spiritual visions had been basic to the unconventional. And he demonstrates why the ebook was once cherished through millionsand received over even some southernerswhile fueling lasting conflicts over the that means of America. Although vilified over time as steadily as praised, it has remained a cultural landmark, proliferating within the type of performs, songs, movies, and merchandisea wealthy legacy that has each fed and contested American racial stereotypes. 41 black-and-white illustrations
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