Mark Twain’s complicated relationship with music reveals much about his writing process, personality, politics, and family relationships.
In 2020, Princeton unsealed an archive left behind by a fairly anonymous teacher and dramatist with a very famous friend…
Brook Thomas discusses the myths of Reconstruction on new episode of The American Vandal.
Staff gathers to discuss the past and future of Quarry Farm and CMTS.
Mark Twain and James Redpath both, in the years surrounding the American Civil War, denounced police forces for violently oppressing people of color.
Judith Yaross Lee, author of “American Humor & Matters of Empire,” discusses the 2020 Quarry Farm Symposium and the history of American Humor Studies on The American Vandal.
Anthropologist and Urban Studies professor, Andrea Morrell, talks about the history of Elmira Correctional Facility amidst a COVID outbreak within its walls.
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Did Mark Twain almost settle in Cleveland?
On Thanksgiving Day, 1868, Olivia Langdon “yielded a conditional consent” to Sam Clemens’s third proposal of marriage. They had know each other for less than a year, having been introduced on the occasion of a Charles Dickens reading in New York City the previous New Year’s Eve. Sam had made himself a fixture in Elmira during the Summer and Fall of 1868, going out of his way to visit the Langdons whenever […]