(Un)Reconstructing Uncle Tom's Cabin: Readings for 3/5

This list below consists of an excerpt from the Preface to a best-seller (Harris' first Uncle Remus book), an article from a very popular national magazine (Lane in The Century), an article from a prestigious but specifically Southern periodical (Shoup in Sewanee), and selections from a self-published and, as far as I've been able to learn, largely unread novel by "a southern woman" who says she lived through the story she's telling of the War and Reconstruction (Holland's Refugees). (If you want to read the few additional chapters from Holland's novel that have been digitized in the site, go to the HOMEPAGE FOR THE REFUGEES.)
Wednesday we'll read a chunk of Dixon's Leopard's Spots, a national best-selling novel that also re-views Stowe's story from the perspective of Emancipation, the failure of Reconstruction and the construction of American history. I'll put the chapters I'd like you to read from Dixon up by Friday afternoon.
  • FROM HARRIS' INTRODUCTION TO FIRST UNCLE REMUS (1880)

  • LANE'S UNCLE TOM AT HOME IN KENTUCKY (1887)

  • SHOUP'S UTC FORTY YEARS AFTER (1893)


  • CHAPTERS FROM HOLLAND'S REFUGEES, A SEQUEL TO UTC (1892)
        PREFACE

  •     EXPLANATION
        CHAPTER XIV
        CHAPTER XVII



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