Henry Louis Gates Jr. redefines 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' with this seminal interpretation of the great American novel.
Declared worthless and dehumanizing by James Baldwin in 1949, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' has lacked literary credibility for fifty years. Now, in a ringing refutation of Baldwin, Henry Louis Gates Jr. demonstrates the literary transcendence of Harriet Beecher Stowe's masterpiece.
With reproductions of rare prints, posters, and photographs, this book is also one of the most thorough anthologies of Uncle Tom images up to the present day.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2006