I agree with David Barber's comments. I reviewed Arac's book, favorably,
for the journal American Literature. It's a very sophisticated and
persuasive book. I've since reviewed Chadwick-Joshua's book, also for
American Literature. I found her book very well meaning and at times
helpful: her comments on Huck and Jim's arguments, for example, are valid
and useful. But her book is simply not in the same arena as Arac's book.