Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn / edited by James S. Leonard, Thomas A. Tenney, Thadious M. Davis.

Though one of America's best known and loved novels, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has often been the object of fierce controversy because of its racist language and reliance on racial stereotypes. This collection of fifteen essays by prominent African American scholars and c...

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Other Authors: Leonard, J. S., Tenney, Thomas Asa., Davis, Thadious M., 1944-
Format: Book
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 1992.
Table of Contents:
  • The Case against Huck Finn / John H. Wallace
  • The Struggle for tolerance : race and censorship in Huckleberry Finn / Peaches Henry
  • History, slavery, and thematic irony in Huckleberry Finn / Richard K. Barksdale
  • The Ending of Huckleberry Finn : "Freeing the free negro" / Charles H. Nilon
  • The Veil rent in Twain : degradation and revelation in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mary Kemp Davis
  • Mark Twain and the Black challenge / Carmen Subryan
  • Huck, Jim, and American racial discourse / David L. Smith
  • Twain's "Nigger" Jim : the tragic face behind the minstrel mask / Bernard W. Bell
  • Minstrel shackles and nineteenth-century "liberality" in Huckleberry Finn / Fredrick Woodard and Donnarae MacCann
  • Huck and Jim : a reconsideration / Betty H. Jones
  • Nigger and knowledge : white double-consciousness in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Rhett S. Jones
  • Morality and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Julius Lester
  • "A true book, with some stretchers" : Huck Finn today / Charles H. Nichols
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Afro-American literature / Arnold Rampersad
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; or, Mark Twain's racial ambiguity / Kenny J. Williams.