Harriet Beecher Stowe's Critique of Slave Law in Uncle Tom's Cabin

  title={Harriet Beecher Stowe's Critique of Slave Law in Uncle Tom's Cabin},
  author={Alfred L. Brophy},
  journal={Journal of Law and Religion},
  pages={457 - 506}
  • A. Brophy
  • Published 1 February 1996
  • History
  • Journal of Law and Religion
Southern proslavery writers recognized that the powerful imagery employed by abolitionist writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe was among the abolitionists' most potent weapons in fighting slavery. Southern reviewers of Stowe's 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin criticized Stowe most frequently for mischaracterizing the harshness of slavery. William Gilmore Simms, who published his novel Woodcraft as a proslavery answer to Stowe in 1854, thought her novel was a gross misrepresentation of the South… 

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