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Mightier Than the Sword : Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America
by David S. Reynolds


Overview - In this wide-ranging, brilliantly researched work, David S. Reynolds traces the factors that made Uncle Tom s Cabin the most influential novel ever written by an American. Upon its 1852 publication, the novel s vivid depiction of slavery polarized its American readership, ultimately widening the rift that led to the Civil War.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this wide-ranging, brilliantly researched work, David S. Reynolds traces the factors that made Uncle Tom s Cabin the most influential novel ever written by an American. Upon its 1852 publication, the novel s vivid depiction of slavery polarized its American readership, ultimately widening the rift that led to the Civil War. Reynolds also charts the novel s afterlife including its adaptation into plays, films, and consumer goods revealing its lasting impact on American entertainment, advertising, and race relations. "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393342352
  • ISBN-10: 0393342352
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 351
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Books > Literary Criticism > American - General
Books > Literary Criticism > Women Authors
Books > History > United States - Civil War

 
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