Uncle Tom’s Cabin daringly tackles two taboo subjects: the black male body and white women’s sexual desire. In this chapter, I compare other treatments of these taboo subjects to Stowe’s.
KeywordsBodily Possession Taboo Subject Racial Pride Mythic Hero True Womanhood
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