"Enslaving you, Body and Soul": The Uses of Temperance in Uncle Tom's Cabin and "Anti-Tom" Fiction

@article{Cordell2008EnslavingYB,
  title={"Enslaving you, Body and Soul": The Uses of Temperance in Uncle Tom's Cabin and "Anti-Tom" Fiction},
  author={Ryan Cordell},
  journal={Studies in American Fiction},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={26 - 3}
}
  • Ryan Cordell
  • Published 22 March 2008
  • History
  • Studies in American Fiction
A people corrupted by strong drink cannot long be a free people. --Benjamin Rush, "An Inquiry Into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors" Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine, in a well-furnished dining parlor, in the town of P--, in Kentucky. --Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin "Let Every Man Mind His Own Business," one of Harriet Beecher Stowe's early short stories, begins with two young, recently-married couples, as three of… 
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