In “A True Story,” written at Quarry Farm in 1874, Mark Twain frankly acknowledges his ignorance of black experience. Larry Howe discusses how Twain uses the story to check his own privilege and amplify the voice of a black woman, Mary Ann Cord.
Our resident scholar discusses the resonance of Mark Twain’s “Was it Heaven? Or Hell?” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our resident scholar has spent his first week in self-quarantine thinking about Mark Twain, coronavirus, and the Civil War.