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News of Her Own: Harriett Beecher Stowe’s Investigative Fiction

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Mark Canada, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Known partly as a protest novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is also a critique of and a substitute for contemporary journalism. Frustrated by what she felt was an inadequate response to slavery by America’s journalists, Harriet Beecher Stowe attacked both producers and readers of newspapers in her novel. This work, one of the most successful of the era, presented readers with literary approach to exposing the horrors of slavery, a brand of literature we might term “investigative fiction.”

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Publication
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, American Literature, Novels, Journalism, Newspapers, Slavery