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Uncle Tom mania : slavery, minstrelsy, and transatlantic culture in the 1850s

Author: Sarah Meer
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Uncle Tom Mania' looks at the novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and the songs, plays, sketches, translations and imitations it inspired. In particular it shows how the theatrical mode of blackface minstrelsy, the slavery question, and America's emerging cultural identity affected how the novel was read & discussed.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Meer
ISBN: 0820327360 9780820327365 0820327379 9780820327372
OCLC Number: 58729101
Description: viii, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Topsy and the end man: blackface in Uncle Tom's Cabin --
Minstrel variations: uncle toms in the minstrel show --
Copycat critics: the anti-tom novel and the fugitive slave --
Minstrelsy, melodrama, and reform drama: Uncle Tom plays in New York --
Uncle Tom in London: British dramatizations --
Tom mania in Britain: the Stafford House address and "real uncle toms" --
Foreign manners and memories: Tom mania and transatlantic literature --
Answering the "answers": Tom mania and Stowe's Dred.
Responsibility: Sarah Meer.
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