The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr, 2007 first edition.


Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Hollis Robbins. First edition, 2007. W. W. Norton & Company.

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes on the project of refuting James Baldwin's 1955 critique of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin as worthless and dehumanizing. Gates and co-editor Hollis Robbins explain the novel's enduring significance as a work of abolitionist fiction through commentary on the text, its sources, its reception, and its cultural impact, enriched by illustrations, maps, appendices, and a chronology of Stowe's life and works.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is an American scholar, public intellectual, and literary critic. He is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the host and executive producer of the PBS series Finding Your Roots, which explores the genealogy and ancestry of prominent Americans. Gates has written and edited more than 20 books on topics ranging from African American literature and culture to race and identity. He is widely regarded as one of the leading figures in the field of African American studies and a pioneer of the discipline of Black Studies.

Hollis Robbins, an American scholar, writer, and educator, is the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Sonoma State University and a former professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University. She is an expert on African American literature, nineteenth-century American literature, and film studies. She has published several books and articles on topics such as Frederick Douglass, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Oscar Micheaux. She is also a co-editor of The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers. She has received numerous awards and honors for her teaching and research, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship.
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