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Author Allen, W. B. (William Barclay), 1944-

Title Rethinking Uncle Tom : the political philosophy of Harriet Beecher Stowe / William B. Allen.

Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2009.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  818 S892YAL    Check Shelf
Description xx, 463 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-453) and index.
Contents Book I The Ghostly Cry: Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Part I -- Part II -- Book II Non-utopian Optimism: Harriet Stowe's Evangelical Liberalism -- Part I The Middle Passage: Sunny Memories -- Part II Salvation.
Summary "Generally critics and interpreters of Uncle Tom have constructed a one-way view, albeit offering a few kind words for him along the way. Recovering Uncle Tom requires retelling his story. This book delivers on that task, while accomplishing something no other work on Harriet Beecher Stowe has fully attempted; an in-depth statement of her political thought. Her oeuvre, in partnership with that of her husband, Calvin, constitutes a demonstration of the permanent necessity of moral and prudential judgment in human affairs. It identifies the political conditions that can best guarantee conditions of decency. Her two disciplines philosophy and poetry illuminate the founding principles of the American republic and remedy defects in their realization that were evident in the mid-nineteenth century. While slavery is not the only defect, its persistence and expansion indicate the overall defects. In four of her chief works (Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stinny Memories of Foreign Lands, Dred, and Oldtown Folks), Stowe teaches not only how to eliminate the defect of slavery, but also how to realize and maintain a regime founded on the basis of natural rights and Christianity."--Jacket.
Subject Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Political and social views.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. Uncle Tom's cabin.
Uncle Tom (Fictitious character)
Equality in literature.
Liberty in literature.
Slavery in literature.
18.06 Anglo-American literature. (NL-LeOCL)077611985
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. (OCoLC)fst00041230
Uncle Tom's cabin (Stowe, Harriet Beecher) (OCoLC)fst01356094
Uncle Tom (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01160853
Equality in literature. (OCoLC)fst00914485
Liberty in literature. (OCoLC)fst00997282
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Slavery in literature. (OCoLC)fst01120515
Politische Philosophie (DE-588)4076226-9
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. (NL-LeOCL)068729111
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- politiska och sociala åsikter.
Slaveri i litteraturen.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's cabin, or, life among the lowly.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher.
ISBN 9780739127995 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0739127993 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780739127988 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0739127985 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780739133545 (electronic)
0739133543 (electronic)
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