Uncle Tom's Cabin as Visual Culture

  title={Uncle Tom's Cabin as Visual Culture},
  author={Jo-Ann Morgan},
By personalizing the experiences of American slaves, Harriet Beecher Stowe's ""Uncle Tom's Cabin"" had a profound effect on public attitudes toward slavery on the eve of the Civil War, but Stowe's narrative was not the whole story. Jo-Ann Morgan now reveals how prints and paintings of Uncle Tom and other characters in the novel also shaped public perceptions and how this visual culture had its own impact on history. Through illustrations in various editions of the book, advertisements for stage… Expand
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