By coming here you've opened a new window that is intended to give a wide range of views on the primary material in the archive proper. The interpretive essays below, by scholars and critics in over half a dozen different disciplines, will help you explore some of the most significant issues and themes that radiate out from Stowe's text.
As of now, these interpretive exhibits are available:
  • STOWE'S LIFE AND UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
    BY JOAN D. HEDRICK
  • UNCLE TOM'S CABIN: HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN THE 19TH-CENTURY U.S.
    BY MICHAEL WINSHIP
  • UNCLE TOM'S CABIN AND SLAVERY
    BY STEPHEN RAILTON
  • "FEELING RIGHT": STOWE, UNCLE TOM'S CABIN & THE POWER OF SYMPATHY
    BY MARY KELLEY
  • UNCLE TOM'S CABIN AS A RELIGIOUS TEXT
    BY PATRICIA R. HILL
  • ILLUSTRATING UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
    BY JO-ANN MORGAN
  • THE MUSIC OF UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
    BY DEANE L. ROOT
  • VIRTUE DISPLAYED: THE TIE-INS OF UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
    BY LOUISE L. STEVENSON
  • UNCLE TOM'S CABIN ON THE ANTEBELLUM STAGE
    BY JOHN FRICK
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN RESPONSES TO UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
    BY LOIS BROWN
  • GROW'D AGAIN: ARTICULATION AND THE HISTORY OF TOPSY
    BY JIM O'LOUGHLIN
  • TOPSY & EVA PLAY VAUDEVILLE: THE DUNCAN SISTERS
    BY JOHN SULLIVAN
  • UNCLE TOM'S CABIN ON FILM 1: THE SILENT ERA
    BY STEPHEN RAILTON
  • THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIZA HARRIS: FROM NOVEL TO TOM SHOWS TO QUILTS
    BY PATRICIA A. TURNER
  • UNCLE TOM'S CABIN ON FILM 2: TOMMING TODAY
    BY STEPHEN RAILTON