Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
A selective list of online literary criticism for the nineteenth-century American author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
Introduction & Literary Criticism
"Harriet Beecher Stowe." Introduction to Harriet Beecher Stowe, from the college textbook publisher the Heath Anthology of American Literature.
"Regionalism and Local Color Fiction, 1865-1895." Covers American regional literature in New England, the South, Midwest, Great Plains, and West. Includes Harriet Beecher Stowe. Prof. Donna Campbell's web site.
Warren, Joyce. The (Other) American Traditions: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers, at Questia [subscription service].
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center: A Life. Studies in American Fiction (Spring 1996).
"Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture: A Multi-Media Archive" by professor Stephen Railton, U of Virginia.
Tompkins, Jane, ed. "Harriet Beecher Stowe." A guide for teaching Harriet Beecher Stowe, her themes, style, and original audience. The guide addresses common problems for contemporary readers and students in approaching Uncle Tom's Cabin: the assumption that Stowe is not a first-rate author; the fact that, by today's standards, her portrayal of blacks in Uncle Tom's Cabin is racist; and the absence of understanding of her cultural context. Published by the educational publisher Heath.
"Curious and Curiouser: Uncle Tomís Cabin, Anna Leonowens, and The King and I," by Marcus Wood. Commonplace 4 (January 2004).
Complete text for Uncle Tom's Cabin, at the U of Virginia.
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