Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 1.16 X 9.34 inches | 1.47 pounds

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About the Author

David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books include John Brown, Abolitionist, winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award; Walt Whitman's America, winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Beneath the American Renaissance, winner of the Christian Gauss Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He lives in Old Westbury, New York.

Fascinating...a lively and perceptive cultural history.--The New Yorker
A subtle and splendid history of the novel's effect on American culture.
Starred Review: A provocative overview of the life and afterlife of one of American literature's most important texts....A sharp work of cross-disciplinary criticism that gives new power to a diminished novel. Reynolds successfully repositions the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe as a major political work, crucial not just to the abolitionist movement, but as kindling for the Civil War and an important inspiration to the cultural discussions of race relations through most of the 20th century.
Insightful, ....informative, ....rewarding.
Bravura work....Reynolds has given us another cultural history of assured mastery, a history that combines deep erudition, lightly worn, with a lively and readable style.
Reynolds is a virtuoso writer...A fitting tribute to the 200th anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth.--Mike Harvkey
A wonderful history of what may justly be considered America's national epic.--Joan Hedrick, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life