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Author Morgan, Jo-Ann.

Title Uncle Tom's cabin as visual culture / Jo-Ann Morgan.

Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2007]
©2007

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.3 STOWE/ MORG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Picturing Uncle Tom with Little Eva : reproduction as legacy -- Ch. 2. The passion of Uncle Tom : pictures join words to challenge patriarchy -- Ch. 3. From barefoot Madonna to Maggie the Ripper : Thomas Satterwhite Noble reconstructs Eliza and Cassy -- Ch. 4. Winslow Homer visits Aunt Chloe's old Kentucky home -- Ch. 5. Henry Ossawa Tanner's The banjo lesson and the iconic persistence of Uncle Tom.
Summary "By personalizing the experiences of American slaves, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin had a profound effect on public attitudes toward slavery on the eve of the Civil War, but Stowe's narrative was not the whole story. Jo-Ann Morgan now reveals how prints and paintings of Uncle Tom and other characters in the novel also shaped public perceptions and how this visual culture had its own impact on history." "Through illustrations in various editions of the book, advertisements for stage productions, paintings of favorite scenes, and even sheet music for Tom-inspired songs, Stowe's work took on a visual as well as a textual existence. Morgan explores the rich visual discourse generated by Uncle Tom's Cabin within the context of evolving social conditions and political events of nineteenth-century America to show how images associated with the text came to have lives of their own."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. Uncle Tom's cabin.
Uncle Tom (Fictitious character)
Art and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Art and literature -- United States.
African Americans in art.
National characteristics in art.
Southern States -- In literature.
ISBN 9780826217158 (hard cover : alk. paper)
082621715X (hard cover : alk. paper)