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Black, white, and Huckleberry Finn : re-imagining the American dream

Author: Elaine Mensh; Harry Mensh
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This consequential book takes a hard, systematic look at the depiction of blacks, whites, and race relations in Mark Twain's classic novel, raising questions about racial messages embedded in the tale of Huck and Jim. Book jacket."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Mensh, Elaine, 1924-
Black, white, and Huckleberry Finn.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607418603
Named Person: Mark Twain; Huckleberry Finn, (Fictitious character); Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Huckleberry Finn, (Fictitious character); Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Mensh; Harry Mensh
ISBN: 0817309950 9780817309954
OCLC Number: 40912558
Description: 167 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Trespassers 3 --
2 Marginal Boy 17 --
3 Shifting Perspectives 25 --
4 Black Roots, White Roots 34 --
5 Shallows, Depths, and Crosscurrents 46 --
6 Identity Crisis 57 --
7 Conscience Revisited 68 --
8 Family Values 78 --
9 Kindness of Friends 89 --
10 Fault Lines 102.
Responsibility: Elaine Mensh and Harry Mensh.

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Considers Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" in the light of historical records left by slaves and slaveholders in order to determine where the book undermines or upholds traditional racial attitudes.  Read more...

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