[Hac-announce] Uncle Tom's Cabin related Events

Dan Blinn danblinn at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 13:15:50 EST 2012

I have arranged a private group tour of the Harriet Beecher Stowe
Center<http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/>for Saturday,
February 25 @ 11:00 am.  The cost will be $8/pp.   I need to
get an approximate head-count to the Center, so please let me know if you
are planning to attend.  Our book discussion will be later that afternoon
at 3:00 pm at the usual location in Hamden.

The Stowe Center is located at 77 Forest Street in Hartford, CT, right next
store to the Mark Twain house on Asylum Avenue.

Additionally, the Wadsworth Antheneum is holding a free lecture related to
the book (and, in particular, regarding illustrations of "Topsy")
 tomorrow, Feb. 8 at 6:00 pm

Event:Lecture: Topsy’s Legacy: Imagining “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” After the
Civil WarStart:February 8, 2012 6:00 pmEnd:February 8, 2012 8:00
& Quilts <http://www.thewadsworth.org/events/category/colts-and-quilts/>,
Education <http://www.thewadsworth.org/events/category/education/>,
, Lecture <http://www.thewadsworth.org/events/category/lecture/>,
Updated:December 19, 2011Venue:Wadsworth
Phone:            (860) 278-2670      Address:
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT, 06103, United States

Lecture by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of History of Art,
University of Pennsylvania. As the popularity of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s
1852 novel *Uncle Tom’s Cabin *grew, so did the number of illustrations
that were printed alongside the text. As the years passed, the story and
characters became a part of American popular culture. This talk explores
illustrations of Topsy at the dressing table, a favorite scene from stage
adaptations of the book and a clue for understanding why images such as
this one were so popular and came to signal both the possibilities and the
limits for depicting racial violence in the century that followed America’s
Civil War.
*Presented in collaboration with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and
the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.*
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