Sourcebook Table of Contents

A Sourcebook of Interdisciplinary Materials on Uncle Tom’s Cabin

By Harriet Beecher Stowe and George Aiken

Edited by Prof. Vera M. Jiji

 


INTRODUCTION: To the Reader

PART ONE: Literary and Theatrical Considerations

  1. Gerald Warshaver, THE POPULAR SENTIMENTS OF UNCLE TOM’S CABIN
  2. Elizabeth Ammons, STOWE’S BLACK MATERNAL CHRIST, TOM
  3. Glenn Loney, SETTING THE 19th CENTURY STAGE FOR UNCLE TOM’S CABIN: From New York Theatres To “Tom Shows” In Town Halls and Tents
  4. Vera Jiji, CONSIDERING UNCLE TOM’S CABIN AS DRAMA
  5. Daniel Gerould, UNCLE TOM’S CABIN AND MELODRAMA

PART TWO: Cultural, Societal and Historical Considerations

  1. Florence Polatnick, AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
  2. Errol Hill, THE CASE AGAINST UNCLE TOM’S CABIN
  3. William E. Perkins, SOME THOUGHTS ON WILLIAM WELLS BROWN’S THE ESCAPE

PART THREE: Primary Source Materials

  1. Theodore Weld, AMERICAN SLAVERY AS IT IS, TESTIMONY OF A THOUSAND WITNESSES, 1838
  2. Frederick Douglass, WHAT THE BLACK MAN WANTS, 1845
  3. SELECTIONS FROM THE KEY TO UNCLE TOM’S CABIN, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, 1853
  4. FROM TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION: FATHER HENSON’S STORY OF HIS OWN LIFE, 1858
  5. FROM FRANCES ANN KEMBLE, JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE ON A GEORGIAN PLANTATION IN 1838-1839, (pub. 1863)
  6. SELECTIONS FROM HARRY BIRDOFF, THE WORLD’S GREATEST HIT, 1947. Reviews from 1857, 1881
  7. Vera Jiji, DISTORTING HUMOR: Brady, THE AUCTION SCENE, 1901
  8. Comments Regarding the 1903 Edison silent film of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Included on our DVD
  9. Film Catalogue, 1903 UNCLE TOM’S CABIN, Copyright Thomas A. Edison
  10. W. E. B. DuBois, THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK (1903)
  11. Early Reviews from Barnard Hewitt, THEATRE: U.S.A., 1959 from 1852, 1853
  12. FROM James Baldwin, EVERYBODY’S PROTEST NOVEL, 1949
  13. J. C. Furnas, SELECTION FROM GOODBYE TO UNCLE TOM, 1956
  14. FROM LESLIE FIEDLER, THE INADVERTENT EPIC, 1966
  15. Stephen A. Hirsch, “UNCLE TOMITUDES: THE POPULAR REACTION TO UNCLE TOM’S CABIN” in STUDIES IN THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE, 1978 […read excerpt…]
  16. Edmund Wilson, SELECTIONS FROM PATRIOTIC GORE, STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, 1994
  17. David Pilgrim, “The Tom Caricature,” Ferris State University, 2000
  18. H.L. Gates, Jr., interviewed by H. Blume about Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 2006
  19. OUR VIDEO AND DVD: THE INNER EYE, THE PERFORMED SCENE, ON THE SCREEN

PART FOUR: Appendices

  1. Points For Discussion
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Contributors

 


 

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Program copyright © 2010 Vera Mattlin Jiji, Ph. D.
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