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The Resource Uncle Tom : from martyr to traitor, Adena Spingarn

Uncle Tom : from martyr to traitor, Adena Spingarn

Label
Uncle Tom : from martyr to traitor
Title
Uncle Tom
Title remainder
from martyr to traitor
Statement of responsibility
Adena Spingarn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book charts the cultural transformation of perhaps the most controversial literary character in American history. From his origins as the heroic, Christ-like protagonist of Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom has become an epithet for a black person deemed so subservient to whites that he betrays his race. Readers have long noted that Stowe's character is not the traitorous sycophant that his name connotes today. The author traces his evolution in the American imagination. We learn of the radical political potential of the novel's many theatrical spinoffs even in the Jim Crow era, Uncle Tom's breezy disavowal by prominent voices of the Harlem Renaissance, and a developing critique of "Uncle Tom roles" in Hollywood. Within the stubborn American binary of black and white, citizens have used this rhetorical figure to debate the boundaries of racial difference and the legacy of slavery. Through Uncle Tom, black Americans have disputed various strategies for racial progress and defined the most desirable and harmful images of black personhood in literature and popular culture
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spingarn, Adena
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2954.U6
LC item number
S67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uncle Tom
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Uncle Tom
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • African Americans in literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
  • American literature
  • United States
  • Racism
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • Literature
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
  • United States
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Stereotyp
  • Sklave
  • Literatur
  • Rezeption
  • USA
Label
Uncle Tom : from martyr to traitor, Adena Spingarn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A manly hero -- Uncle Tom on the American stage -- Uncle Tom and Jim Crow -- Writing the old Negro -- Uncle Toms and new Negroes -- Writing off Uncle Tom -- Conclusion : twentieth-century Uncle Toms
Control code
999478975
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780804799157
Lccn
2017045103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028233134
  • 40028300614
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)999478975
Label
Uncle Tom : from martyr to traitor, Adena Spingarn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A manly hero -- Uncle Tom on the American stage -- Uncle Tom and Jim Crow -- Writing the old Negro -- Uncle Toms and new Negroes -- Writing off Uncle Tom -- Conclusion : twentieth-century Uncle Toms
Control code
999478975
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780804799157
Lccn
2017045103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028233134
  • 40028300614
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)999478975

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