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date: 22 September 2019

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This article examines so-called protest novels in the U.S.A. It discusses Ramona, the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Indian, and compares present-day protest novels with those of the nineteenth century. The article analyzes the social-protest literature authored and/or adapted by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Helen Hunt Jackson, and José Martí, and argues that the Stowe–Jackson text network suggests a way for the comparatively minded to think both within and beyond comparison.

Keywords: protest novels, U.S.A., Ramona, Uncle Tom's Cabin, social protest, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Helen Hunt Jackson, José Martí

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