Jordan-Lake, J., Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Cabin: Nineteenth-Century Women Novelists Respond to Stowe: [Review]

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Abstract

Examples, taken both from Jordan-Lake's own archival research and from familiar sources, show that "relations between white and black women in the novels bear not the slightest resemblance to those of slaveholding women's private writings" (p. 104). "White [Southern] women's voices in the historical record resound with fears of slave insurrection and husbands' infidelities; resentment over arduous physical labor, overwhelming administrative duties; and their own limited opportunities and profound uncertainties regarding the ethics of slavery itself" (p. 97).
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)528
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of American History
Volume93
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Book Reviews
  • Books
  • Ethics
  • History
  • Literary criticism
  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Slavery
  • Spouses
  • Women

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