Uncle Tom's Cabin | Critical Essay by Kristen Herzog

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
This section contains 7,293 words
(approx. 25 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Kristen Herzog

Critical Essay by Kristen Herzog

SOURCE: "Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin: Women and Blacks Revolutionizing Society," in Women, Ethnics, and Exotics: Images of Power in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Fiction, The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 1983, pp. 102-20.

In the excerpt that follows, Herzog discusses the women and African-American characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin, focusing on their role in the author's vision of a new religious and political order.

A well-known social history of the nineteenth-century South [William R. Taylor's Cavalier and Yankee] features a chapter entitled "Women and Negroes: One and Inseparable." Certainly women and blacks in the Old South shared an inferior social status. Both groups, along with whites of ethnic descent, were subservient to an empowered group of cavalier gentlemen of English ancestry and unmixed blood. But women and blacks were also believed to have an affinity of character: "Let women and negroes...

(read more)

This section contains 7,293 words
(approx. 25 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Kristen Herzog