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Title The Stowe debate : rhetorical strategies in Uncle Tom's cabin / edited by Mason I. Lowance, Jr., Ellen E. Westbrook, R.C. De Prospo.
Imprint Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [1994]

Subject Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. Uncle Tom's cabin.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Technique.
Rhetoric -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Political fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Didactic fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Race relations in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Fiction -- Technique.
Southern States -- In literature.
Alt Name Lowance, Mason I., 1938-
Westbrook, Ellen E., 1952-
De Prospo, R. C., 1949-
Description vi, 318 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-308) and index.
Contents "Magic of the Real Presence of Distress" : sentimentality and competing rhetorics of authority / Catharine E. O'Connell -- Flirting with patriarchy : feminist dialogics / Melanie J. Kisthardt -- Rhetoric and satire / Jan Pilditch -- Pliable rhetoric of domesticity / S. Bradley Shaw -- Sentimentality and the uses of death / Isabelle White -- Matriarchy and the rhetoric of domesticity / Susan L. Roberson -- Confronting Antichrist : the influence of Jonathan Edwards's Millenial Vision / Helen Petter Westra -- Biblical typology and the allegorical mode : the prophetic strain / Mason I. Lowance, Jr. -- Myths and rhetoric of the slavery debate and Stowe's comic vision of slavery / James Bense -- Stowe's construction of an African persona and the creation of white identity for a new world order / Sarah Smith Ducksworth -- Toward a rhetoric of equality : reflective and refractive images in Stowe's language / Michael J. Meyer -- Rhetoric of race / Susan Marie Nuernberg
ISBN 0870239511 (alk. paper)
087023952X (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 30355420
Table of Contents
ILanguage and Discourse in Stowe's Writing: Approaches to Uncle Tom's Cabin 
 1"The Magic of the Real Presence of Distress": Sentimentality and Competing Rhetorics of Authority / Catharine E. O'Connell13
 2Flirting with Patriarchy: Feminist Dialogics / Melanie J. Kisthardt37
 3Rhetoric and Satire / Jan Pilditch57
IIDomesticity and Sentimentality as Discourse Strategies in Uncle Tom's Cabin 
 4The Pliable Rhetoric of Domesticity / S. Bradley Shaw73
 5Sentimentality and the Uses of Death / Isabelle White99
 6Matriarchy and the Rhetoric of Domesticity / Susan L. Roberson116
IIIReligious Rhetoric and Biblical Influences on Stowe 
 7Confronting Antichrist: The Influence of Jonathan Edwards's Millennial Vision / Helen Petter Westra144
 8Biblical Typology and the Allegorical Mode: The Prophetic Strain / Mason I. Lowance, Jr.159
IVRace and Slavery in Uncle Tom's Cabin 
 9Myths and Rhetoric of the Slavery Debate and Stowe's Comic Vision of Slavery / James Bense187
 10Stowe's Construction of an African Persona and the Creation of White Identity for a New World Order / Sarah Smith Ducksworth205
 11Toward a Rhetoric of Equality: Reflective and Refractive Images in Stowe's Language / Michael J. Meyer236
 12The Rhetoric of Race / Susan Marie Nuernberg255
 Afterword/Afterward: Auntie Harriet and Uncle Ike - Prophesying a Final Stowe Debate / R. C. De Prospo271
 Works Cited295
 Notes on Contributors309