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Built on emotion: Harriet Beecher Stowe and the emotional work of Uncle Tom's cabin

dc.contributor.authorRoller, James Joseph, author
dc.contributor.authorRonda, Bruce, advisor
dc.contributor.authorGudmestad, Robert, committee member
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Deborah, committee member
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dc.descriptionPrint version deaccessioned 2022.
dc.description.abstractExcept for the Bible, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was the largest selling book during the nineteenth century. Modern emotion theorists have produced extensive scholarship exploring the ways in which Uncle Tom's Cabin functioned within antebellum America, and the ways in which it changed the American slavery debate. Using emotion theory, this thesis explains how Stowe’s family history and regional location contributed to her ability to address a variety of audiences with her novel. It describes how Uncle Tom’s Cabin employs many rhetorical strategies from American antislavery writing. It examines the ways in which the text was received in American society with a particular emphasis on the book’s contemporary reviews and it shows how Stowe’s approach to writing changed in the aftermath of the novel’s release.
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationCatalog record number (MMS ID): 991014399559703361
dc.relationPS2954.U6 R655 2010
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dc.subject.lcshLiterature and society
dc.subject.lcshSlavery in literature
dc.titleBuilt on emotion: Harriet Beecher Stowe and the emotional work of Uncle Tom's cabin
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