David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of American Literature and American Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he received his B.A. from Amherst College and his Ph.D.
A provocative overview of the life and afterlife of one of American literature's most important texts.
Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin has a battered reputation, not least in the way the term "Uncle Tom" has become an epithet for somebody who sells out his own race. Read full book review >