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What Would Mother Do?: Boys as Mothers in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ultimate goal in Uncle Tom’s Cabin is to create a matriarchal society of sons as mothers. By prolonging the differentiation stage in which the son will turn from the mother because she represents ...
Shut it Down: Nineteenth-Century Southern Fictions of Reproduction
The dissertation analyzes how the establishment of professionalized—and masculinized—medicine during the nineteenth century controlled female sexuality by policing reproductive rights and rates. Focusing specifically on ...