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Critical Essay by Richard Boyd

SOURCE: Boyd, Richard. “Models of Power in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dred.Studies in American Fiction 19, no. 1 (spring 1991): 15-29.

In the following essay, Boyd maintains that Stowe's novel is profoundly pessimistic regarding the possibility of abolishing slavery in a nonviolent way.

Near the conclusion of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second anti-slavery novel, Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (1856), the cynical Frank Russel propounds a view of personal freedom that seems entirely in keeping with his bleak and, according to the narrator, typically male view of the world: “‘After all, what is liberty, that people make such a breeze about? It's only a pretty name. We are all slaves to one thing or another; nobody is absolutely free, except Robinson Crusoe in the...

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