Censorship of a Classic Promotes Revisionist History

Source: The Smith College Sophian – By Katie Thorp

Illustration of Jim and Huckleberry Finn, by E...

Illustration of Jim and Huckleberry Finn, by EW Kemble from the original 1884 edition of the book.

Mark Twain‘s controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has once again become the subject of much debate. NewSouth Books recently announced that it will publishin a version of Twain’s work which eliminates the “n” word. This action seems to have the best of antiracist intentions at heart. The “n” word does, of course, have undeniably deplorable connotations and history attached to it. Schools are justified in their qualms over teaching the book for that reason. NewSouth Books can, therefore, be seen as doing a noble thing in making a classic piece of literature teachable. But the matter is not that simple…

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