By 1980, though, her reputation enjoys a revival, in large part because of women critics like Jane Tompkins
They argue that Stowe deserves critical attention for several reasons including: the book’s popularity, the cultural work it tries to do, its influence on other writers, and Stowe’s contribution to domestic fiction
At the same time, critics have also had a hard time with the racial politics of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and how it relies on stereotypes
Works Cited and Consulted:
Baym, Nina, editor. The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume A. NY: W.W. Norton and Company, 2003.
Lauter, Paul, Editor. The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume A. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.