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Author Dempsey, Terrell, 1954-

Title Searching for Jim : slavery in Sam Clemens's world / Terrell Dempsey.

Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  818.409 DEMP    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 316 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Mark Twain and his circle series.
Mark Twain and his circle series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A performance : Spring 1891--Hartford, Connecticut -- 1839 -- Slavery and the Clemens family -- The honey tree war -- 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 -- 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.
Subject Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Political and social views.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Homes and haunts -- Missouri -- Hannibal.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Family.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Missouri -- Hannibal -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Slavery in literature.
Racism in literature.
Hannibal (Mo.) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0826214851 (alk. paper)