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Mightier Than the Sword free pdf David S. Reynolds presents a fascinating look at the cultural roots, political impact and enduring legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe's revolutionary bestseller at the time of the two hundredth anniversary of Stowe's birth. Reynolds reveals the book's impact, not only on the abolitionist movement and the American Civil War but also on worldwide events, including the end of serfdom in Russia, up to its influence in the twentieth century. He explores how both Stowe's background in a famously intellectual family of preachers and her religious visions were fundamental to the novel. And he demonstrates why the book was beloved by millions while fuelling conflicts over the meaning of America. Although vilified over the years as often as praised, Uncle Tom's Cabin has remained a cultural landmark, proliferating in the form of plays, songs, films and merchandise-a legacy that has both fed and contested American racial stereotypes.

About David S. Reynolds

David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books include Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography- John Brown, Abolitionist- Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville- Mightier Than the Sword: "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the Battle for America- Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson- Walt Whitman- George Lippard- and Faith in Fiction: The Emergence of Religious Literature in America. Reynolds is the editor or coeditor of seven books, including Whitman's Leaves of Grass: The 150th Anniversary Edition, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Splendid Edition, and George Lippard's The Quaker City- or, The Monks of Monk Hall. He is the winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Christian Gauss Award, the Ambassador Book Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review.

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Author : David S. Reynolds
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 27 May 2011
ISBN : 039308132X
EAN : 9780393081329
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 351 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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