Sarah Meer is a university lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Selwyn College.
Sarah Meer's study of 'Uncle Tom mania' makes a significant contribution to a growing body of work on Harriet Beecher Stowe, sentimental fiction, and nineteenth-century popular culture . . . Meer's nuanced study thus unfolds the dazzlingly complex dialogues between minstrelsy, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and transatlantic politics, culture, and literature. Exceptional in its breadth and depth, in its attention to literary conventions as well as cultural history, it is a rewarding example of transatlantic scholarship at its best.--"Register of Kentucky Historical Society"