Creole Family Politics in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Berman, Carolyn Vellenga
June 2000
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Summer2000, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p328
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Deals with the topic of domestic ideology in United States (U.S.) fiction as represented in the books `Uncle Tom's Cabin' and `Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.' Implications to debates over U.S. slavery; Narrative evaluation of the books.


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