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Twain’s Troubles with Slavery

Lecture Analyzes Author’s Conflicts Feb. 3
January 21, 2011
Press Release #11-017


Lawrence Howe, professor at Roosevelt University, will describe Mark Twain’s conflicts with slavery at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, February 3, in the Daugherty-Palmer Commons at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. “His discussion,” said Twain expert Ben Click, English professor at St. Mary’s, “will show that while his book Huckleberry Finn offered considerable insight into the travesty of slavery, his later novel, Pudd’nhead Wilson, suggests he remained perplexed by the consequences of slavery.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

 St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.