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Searching for Jim : slavery in Sam Clemens's world

Author: Terrell Dempsey
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003.
Series: Mark Twain and his circle series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite Sam Clemens' remarks to the contrary in his autobiography, slavery was very much a part of his life, and this volume uncovers the untold story of the world of slavery that produced him. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dempsey, Terrell, 1954-
Searching for Jim.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2003
(DLC) 2003012787
(OCoLC)52471884
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terrell Dempsey
ISBN: 0826264395 9780826264398
OCLC Number: 61428354
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 316 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A performance : Spring 1891, Hartford, Connecticut --
1839 --
Slavery and the Clemens family --
The abolition movement across the river --
The contest begins --
The trial of Thompson, Work, and Burr --
Judge John Marshall Clemens --
Slavery and the churches of Hannibal --
The theology of slavery --
The face of domestic slavery in Hannibal --
The siege begins --
The emancipation and colonization movement --
1849 and 1850 : terror in Marion County --
Sam Clemens and the press in slave culture --
Runaway slaves and slave resistance --
Battling abolitionists in the press : the enemy without --
Dehumanizing the slave in the press --
The slave trade in Hannibal --
Leaving Hannibal and taking a swipe at the abolitionists --
The great change : the railroad --
Steamboating days --
Sam Clemens comes back to fight.
Series Title: Mark Twain and his circle series.
Responsibility: Terrell Dempsey.
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