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Feb 18, 1885: Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous–and famously controversial–novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain (the pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful

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Feb 13, 1991: Long-lost Twain Manuscript Authenticated

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day, Sotheby’s announced the discovery of a long-lost manuscript of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The manuscript was the first half of Twain’s original version, heavily corrected in his own handwriting, which had

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Word Play After The Tuscon Tragedy Now On Over-Sensitive Censorship?

Source: Allvoices Tucson tragedy has sent us on word censorship and political correctness overdrive? January 19, 2011]—–As usual, we are doing the same old dance of over-reacting to a tragedy. What happened in Tuscon, Arizona, was horrific by anyone’s standards,

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Educate Don’t Censor: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the N-Word

Source: The Huffington Post By Hetert-Qebu Walters, 11th-Grade U.S. History Teacher “Whenever we are reading the book aloud in this class, and you come across this word (points to word in book), you will replace it with the word slave.”

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