TITLE

More Race Nonsense

AUTHOR(S)
Reddick, L. D.
PUB. DATE
August 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;8/13/56, Vol. 135 Issue 7, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author critically appraises the book "Goodbye to Uncle Tom," by J.C. Furnas. The title of this book, supposedly, refer to a sharp rejection of subordination on the part of the Negro, in a misleading way. But in fact, this book is a smoothly written treatment of some of the popular misconceptions about the Negro. The story gets off to a false start by the beating given the old dead bones of Harriet Beecher Stowe's book "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Despite a long-range show of fairness all around, Furnas roughs up Stowe quite a bit, criticizing her novel. Furnas himself describes his own work as one of "de-confusion." There are some good stretches in Furnas' book, but it is still not considered exploratory concerning the subject of race relations.
ACCESSION #
14408924

 

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