Mark Twain and James Redpath both, in the years surrounding the American Civil War, denounced police forces for violently oppressing people of color.
The fall portion of the 2020-2021 The Trouble Begins Lecture Series presented by the Center for Mark Twain Studies concludes with a presentation by Dr. Matthew Seybold, assistant professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College. During the mid-1860s, Mark Twain waged a prolonged and inflammatory media war against the San Francisco Police. By some accounts his campaign led directly to the replacement of the SFPD’s longtime Commissioner, as […]
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We are sponsoring a panel on “The Viral Twain” at the virtual meeting of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists later this month.