Sources & Reading



    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among The Lowly.
    Illustrated edition; original designs by Billings, engraved by Baker and Smith.
    Boston: John P. Jewett and Co. Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor, and Worthington, 1853.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among The Lowly.
    New York: Penguin Books, 1981.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
    New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1994.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin; presenting The Original Facts And Documents Upon Which The Story Is Founded.
    London: Clarke, Beeton, and Co., 1853.

    T.S. Arthur, The Mother.
    Philadephia: Henry F. Anners, 1846.

    T.S. Arthur, ed., The Mother's Rule; or, The Right Way and the Wrong Way.
    Philadephia: H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, 1856.

    Catharine E. Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy.
    Boston: Thomas H. Webb, & Co., 1842.

    Catharine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, The American Woman's Home.
    New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1971.
    original publication - New York: J.B. Ford and Company, 1869.

    Sarah Josepha Hale, ed., A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations.
    Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Heffelfinger, 1872.
    original publication - Grigg, Elliot & Co., 1849.

    Josiah Henson, Father Henson's Story of His Own Life.
    Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, Cleveland: Henry P.B. Jewett, 1858.

    Mrs. Hugo Reid, Woman, Her Education and Influence.
    New York: Fowler and Wells, 1848.

    Susan Warner, The Wide, Wide World.
    New York: The Feminist Press, 1987.
    original publication - G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1850.

    The Christian Keepsake, and Missionary Annual, for MDCCCXLVIII
    Philadelphia: Brower, Hayes and Co., 1848.

    The Pearl; or, Affection's Gift. A Christmas and New Year's Present.
    Philadelphia: Thomas T. Ash, 1830.

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    The Ladies' Companion
    New York: William W. Snowden, 1840.

    Godey's Magazine, v. XLIV, XLV
    Philadelphia: 1852.


    Elizabeth Ammons, "Stowe's Dream of the Mother-Savior: Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Women Writers Before the 1920s."
    New Essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin, Eric J. Sundquist, ed.
    Cambridge &c.: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

    Nina Baym, Woman's Fiction, A Guide to Novels by and about Women in America 1820 - 70.
    Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
    original publication - Cornell University Press, 1978.

    Jeanne Boydston, Mary Kelley, Anne Margolis, The Limits of Sisterhood, The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Woman's Sphere.
    Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

    Ruth H. Bloch, "American Feminine Ideals In Transition: The Rise Of The Moral Mother, 1785-1815."
    Feminist Studies, vol. 4 no.2 (June 1978) pp. 101-26.

    Carl Bode, ed., American Life In The 1840s.
    New York: New York University Press, 1967.

    Ann Douglas, The Feminization of American Culture.
    New York &c.: 1988.
    original publication Alfred A Knopf, 1977.

    Joan Hedrick, Harriet Beecher Stowe A Life.
    New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

    Mary Kelley, "The Sentimentalists: Promise and Betrayal in the Home."
    Signs, vol. 4 no. 3 (spring 1979) pp. 434-46.

    Stephen Railton, Authorship and Audience, Literary Performance In The American Renaissance.
    Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.

    Kathryn Kish Sklar, Catharine Beecher, A Study In American Domesticity.
    New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1973.

    Jane P. Tompkins, "Sentimental Power: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Politics of Literary History."
    Glyph 2 (1978). In the Norton Critical UTC.

    Barbara Welter, "The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820 - 1860."
    American Quarterly, vol. 18 (summer 1966) pp. 151-74.



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