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Thomas F. Gossett
Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC 27109-6000)

Harriet Beecher Stowe and Black Freedom

To write a book-length study of the attitudes of Harriet Beecher Stowe toward slavery and toward the role of blacks in American society. In addition, it is a study of the history of literary and social opinion in regard to Uncle Tom's Cabin Topics to be explored include: ideas which influenced Stowe; the socio-political and literary response to the novel; an assessment of Stowe's influence after the writing of Uncle Tom's Cabin; her reputation after the Civil War.

Project fields:
American Literature

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Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 8/31/1978