Harriet Beecher Stowe: Selected Criticism

Bibliography Prepared by Ellen Harris


  • Ammons, Elizabeth, "Heroines in Uncle Tom's Cabin," in American Literature 49 (1977): 161-179.


  • Ammons, Elizabeth, "Stowe's Dream of the Mother-Savior: Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Women Writers Before the 1920s," in New Essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986): 155-195.


  • Baldwin, James, "Everybody's Protest Novel," in Partisan Review 16 (1949): 578-585. Reprinted in Notes of a Native Son (Boston: Beacon Press, 1955).


  • Brown, Gillian, "Getting in the Kitchen with Dinah: Domestic Politics in Uncle Tom's Cabin," in American Quarterly 36 (4) (1984).


  • Brooks, Van Wyck, "Introduction," in Uncle Tom's Cabin (London: J. M. Dent and Sons; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1961).


  • Cantave, Sophia, "Who Gets to Create the Lasting Images? The Problem of Black Representation in Uncle Tom's Cabin," in Approaches to Teaching Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2000): 93-103.


  • Hada, Kenneth, "The Kentucky Model: Economics, Individualism and Domesticity in Uncle Tom's Cabin," in Papers on Language and Literature 35 (2) (1999): 167-186. (View this article online.)


  • Hedrick, Joan D., Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).


  • Lang, Amy Shrager, "Slavery and Sentimentalism: The Strange Career of Augustine St. Clare," in Women's Studies - An Interdisciplinary Journal 12 (1) (1986): 31-54.


  • Noble, Marianne, "The Ecstasies of Sentimental Wounding in Uncle Tom's Cabin," in Yale Journal of Criticism 10 (2) (1997): 295-320. (View this article online.)


  • O'Loughlin, Jim, "Articulating Uncle Tom's Cabin," in New Literary History 31 (3) (2000): 573-597. (View this article online.)


  • Peterson, Mary Jane, "Raising a Passionate Voice: Teaching Uncle Tom's Cabin to Less Experienced Readers," in Approaches to Teaching Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2000): 142-149.


  • Railton, Stephen, "White Readers and Black Slaves," in Approaches to Teaching Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2000): 104-110.


  • Spillers, Hortense J., "Changing the Letter: The Yokes, the Jokes of Discourse, or, Mrs. Stowe, Mr. Reed," in Slavery and the Literary Imagination (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989): 25-61.


  • Stoneley, Peter, "Sentimental Emasculations: Uncle Tom's Cabin and Black Beauty," in Nineteenth Century Literature 54 (1) (1999): 53-72. (View this article online.)


  • Tompkins, Jane P., "Sentimental Power: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Politics of Literary History," in Glyph 8 (1981).


  • Yellin, Jean Fagin, "Doing It Herself: Uncle Tom's Cabin and Woman's Role in the Slavery Crisis," in New Essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986): 85-106.