Reading Abolition: The Critical Reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass

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"Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass represent a crucial strand in nineteenth-century American literature: the struggle for the abolition of slavery. Yet there has been no thoroughgoing discussion of the critical reception of these two giants of abolitionist literature. Reading Abolition narrates and explores the parallels between Stowe's critical reception and Douglass's. The book begins with Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, considering its initial celebration as a work of genius and conscience, its subsequent dismissal ...

Reading Abolition: The Critical Reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass 2016, Camden House

ISBN-13: 9781571135773

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