Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn, and Race in Postbellum America

How did Twain’s Huckleberry Finn engage and challenge popular ideas about slavery and race in nineteenth-century America? Originally published by Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom, 05.04.2012, Newberry Library, republished with permission for educational, non-commercial purposes. Introduction Students in the United States know Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a fixture in the[…]