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Anti-Tom Literature Exhibits
170 years of literary backlash, and reimagining
Shortly after the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in March 1852, a new genre of literature emerged, that is, the anti-Tom genre. This genre seeks to highlight the flaws within Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Although this genre was initially used primarily by pro-slavery writers to convey express discontent with abolitionism in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the anti-Tom genre has since moved away from pro-slavery ideology. In new anti-Tom literature, writers argue instead from an anti-slavery perspective.