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Mark Twain among the Indians and other indigenous peoples

Author: Kerry Driscoll
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] ©2018
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"Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer's evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere and his deeply conflicted representations of them in fiction, newspaper sketches, and speeches. Using a wide range of archival materials--including previously unexamined marginalia in books from Clemens's personal  Read more...
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Driscoll, Kerry.
Mark Twain among the Indians and other indigenous peoples.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017056076
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Orion Clemens; Orion Clemens; Mark Twain
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Driscoll
ISBN: 9780520970663 0520970667
OCLC Number: 1019833428
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The romance and terror of Indians --
Blind in Nevada: early perceptions of Indians in the West --
Indians imagined, 1862-1872 --
The roots of racial animus in "The noble red man" --
"How much higher and finer is the Indian's god" --
The curious tale of the Connecticut Indian Association --
Indigenes abroad: the unseen aboriginals of Australia --
The Maori: "a superior breed of savages."
Responsibility: Kerry Driscoll.

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"Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer's evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere and his deeply conflicted representations of them in fiction, newspaper sketches, and speeches. Using a wide range of archival materials--including previously unexamined marginalia in books from Clemens's personal library--Driscoll charts the development of the writer's ethnocentric attitudes about Indians and savagery in relation to the geographic and social milieus of various communities that he inhabited at key periods in his life, from antebellum Hannibal, Missouri, and the Sierra Nevada mining camps of the 1860s to the progressive urban enclave of Hartford's Nook Farm. The book also examines the impact of Clemens's 1895-96 world lecture tour, when he traveled to Australia and New Zealand and learned firsthand about the dispossession and mistreatment of native peoples under British colonial rule. This groundbreaking work of cultural studies offers fresh readings of canonical texts such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Roughing It, and Following the Equator, as well as a number of Twain's shorter works"--Provided by publisher.

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