Book Signing & Lecture, Thursday, 7/12, 7 p.m.: “Uncle Tom: From Martyr to Traitor” with Adena Spingarn

UNCLE TOM: FROM MARTYR TO TRAITOR

Uncle Tom¬†charts the dramatic cultural transformation of perhaps the most controversial literary character in American history. From his origins as the heroic, Christ-like protagonist of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel–the best-selling book of the nineteenth century after the Bible–Uncle Tom has become a widely recognized epithet for a black person so subservient to whites that he betrays his race. Adena Spingarn traces his evolution in the American imagination, offering the first comprehensive account of a figure central to American conversations about race and racial representation from 1852 to the present.

Learn more: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=27353

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