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Uncle Tom's Cabins: The Transnational History of America's Most Mutable Book

edited by Tracy C. Davis and Stefka Mihaylova
Format
Book
Published
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9780472037087, 0472037080, 0472123564, 9780472123568
Summary
"As Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin traveled around the world, it was molded by the imaginations and needs of international audiences. For over 150 years it has been coopted for a dazzling array of causes far from what its author envisioned. This book tells thirteen variants of Uncle Tom's journey, explicating the novel's significance for Canadian abolitionists and the Liberian political elite that constituted the runaway characters' landing points; nineteenth-century French theatergoers; liberal Cuban, Romanian, and Spanish intellectuals and social reformers; Dutch colonizers and Filipino nationalists in Southeast Asia; Eastern European Cold War communists; Muslim readers and spectators in the Middle East; Brazilian television audiences; and twentieth-century German holidaymakers. Throughout these encounters, Stowe's story of American slavery serves as a paradigm for understanding oppression, selectively and strategically refracting the African American slave onto other iconic victims and freedom fighters. The book brings together performance historians, literary critics, and media theorists to demonstrate how the myriad cultural and political effects of Stowe's enduring story has transformed it into a global metanarrative with national, regional, and local specificity"--
Contents
  • Introduction / Tracy C. Davis and Stefka Mihaylova
  • I. Destination points
  • Oh, Canaan! Following the North Star to Canada / Tracy C. Davis
  • "I go to Liberia": gollowing Uncle Tom's Cabin to Africa / Marcy J. Dinius
  • II. Freedom's pathways
  • Eliza's French fathers: race, gender, and transatlantic paternalism in French stage adaptations of Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1853 / Emily Sahakian
  • Representing the slave trader: Haley and the slave ship; or, Spain's Uncle Tom's Cabin / Lisa Surwillo
  • The bonds of translation: a Cuban encounter with Uncle Tom's Cabin / Kahlil Chaar-Pérez
  • "Black and white are one": anti-amalgamation laws, Roma slaves, and the Romanian nation on the mid-nineteenth-century Moldavian stage / Ioana Szeman
  • "Schwarze sklaven, weiße sklaven": the German reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin / Heike Paul
  • III. Recirculating currents
  • From abolition to blackface: the vicissitudes of Uncle Tom in Brazil / César Braga-Pinto
  • Medializing race: Uncle Tom's Cabin in colonial Southeast Asia / meLê yamomo
  • The divided Poland: religion, race, and the Cold War politics in the Rozmaitości theater's production of Uncle Tom's Cabin in Kraków in 1961 / Katarzyna Jakubiak
  • Raising proper citizens: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the sentimental education of Bulgarian children during the Soviet era / Stefka Mihaylova
  • Harriet Beecher, from Beirut to Tehran: raising the cabin in the Middle East / Jeffrey Einboden
  • Staging Uncle Tom's Cabin in Tehran / Debra J. Rosenthal.
Description
ix, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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