Representing the Slave Trader: Haley and the Slave Ship; or, Spain's Uncle Tom's Cabin

Surwillo, Lisa
May 2005
PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America;May2005, Vol. 120 Issue 3, p768
Academic Journal
Presents an analysis of "Haley," the theatrical adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" which serves as a cultural and political critique of Spain's slave trade to Cuba. Depiction of the pivotal role of slave trader in society; Recognition of the adaptation as an allegorical plea for the death of human traffic; Examination of the transatlantic reception of Stowe's condemnation of American slavery.


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