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Understanding Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [electronic resource] : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents / Claudia Durst Johnson.

By: Johnson, Claudia Durst, 1938-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xv, 246 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0313090378 (electronic bk.); 9780313090370 (electronic bk.).Other title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.Subject(s): Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Sources | Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Examinations -- Study guides | Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources | Adventure stories, American -- History and criticism -- Sources | Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) -- Sources | Mississippi River -- In literature -- Sources | Fugitive slaves in literature -- Sources | Race relations in literature -- Sources | Boys in literature -- Sources | Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Mississippi River -- In literature | Literature | Twain, Mark | Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Zeithintergrund | English fiction Children's stories | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.DDC classification: 813/.4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Literary Analysis: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Forms of Enslavement -- 2. Unfit for Children: Censorship and Race. From John H. Wallace, "The Case Against Huck Finn" In Satire Or Evasion? From Julius Lester, " Morality and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", in Satire Or Evasion? From David L. Smith, "Huck, Jim, and Racial Discourse", in Satire Or Evasion? From Kenney J. Williams, "Mark Twain's Racial Ambiguity", in Satire Or Evasion? From Kenneth B. Noble, "One Hateful Word" From William Raspberry, "We Give This Slur Its Power" -- 3. Mark Twain's Mississippi Valley. From David P. Dyer, Autobiography and Reminiscences. From Tom Horn, the Life of Tom Horn. From James W. Evans and A. Wendell Keith, Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand. From Harriet Martineau, Retrospect of Western Travel. From Frederick Gerstaecker, Wild Sports in the Far West. From George H. Devol, Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi -- 4. Slavery, Its Legacy, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Summary: Since the time of its publication in 1884, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has generated heated controversy. One of the most frequently banned books in the history of literature, it raises issues of race relations, censorship, civil disobedience, and adolescent group psychology as relevant today as they were in the 1880s. This collection of historical documents, collateral readings, and commentary will promote interdisciplinary study of the novel and enrich the student's understanding of the issues raised. It captures the stormy character of the slave-holding frontier on the eve of war and highlights the legacy of those conflicts in contemporary society. This is an ideal companion for teacher use and student research in interdisciplinary, English, and American history courses.
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1. Literary Analysis: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Forms of Enslavement -- 2. Unfit for Children: Censorship and Race. From John H. Wallace, "The Case Against Huck Finn" In Satire Or Evasion? From Julius Lester, " Morality and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", in Satire Or Evasion? From David L. Smith, "Huck, Jim, and Racial Discourse", in Satire Or Evasion? From Kenney J. Williams, "Mark Twain's Racial Ambiguity", in Satire Or Evasion? From Kenneth B. Noble, "One Hateful Word" From William Raspberry, "We Give This Slur Its Power" -- 3. Mark Twain's Mississippi Valley. From David P. Dyer, Autobiography and Reminiscences. From Tom Horn, the Life of Tom Horn. From James W. Evans and A. Wendell Keith, Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand. From Harriet Martineau, Retrospect of Western Travel. From Frederick Gerstaecker, Wild Sports in the Far West. From George H. Devol, Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi -- 4. Slavery, Its Legacy, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Since the time of its publication in 1884, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has generated heated controversy. One of the most frequently banned books in the history of literature, it raises issues of race relations, censorship, civil disobedience, and adolescent group psychology as relevant today as they were in the 1880s. This collection of historical documents, collateral readings, and commentary will promote interdisciplinary study of the novel and enrich the student's understanding of the issues raised. It captures the stormy character of the slave-holding frontier on the eve of war and highlights the legacy of those conflicts in contemporary society. This is an ideal companion for teacher use and student research in interdisciplinary, English, and American history courses.

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