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Title:
Searching for Jim : slavery in Sam Clemens's world
Author:
Dempsey, Terrell, 1954-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xvii, 316 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780826214850
Format :
Book