Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America

Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America

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Author/Contributor(s): Reynolds, David S
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Date: 06/01/2012
Binding: Paperback. 368p.
Condition: NEW

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.