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Presentation Type

Open Access Oral Presentation

Keywords

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Picaresque literature, American; Peonage;

Abstract

The literary genre of picaresque originated in Sixteenth Century Spain, but has become a prominent staple in American culture–especially post-Civil War. This project specifically discusses the role Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn played in analyzing the failures of reconstruction’s provision toward African American freedom and equality.

Start Date

6-4-2016 2:50 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 3:10 PM

Faculty Advisor

Julie Husband

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Comments

Location:Oak Room, Maucker Union

The script for the oral presentation is located under the main Download button and the Powerpoint is located under the "Additional Files" section.

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Date

4-6-2016

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Huckleberry Finn and the Picaresque as Lens Against Debt Peonage

The literary genre of picaresque originated in Sixteenth Century Spain, but has become a prominent staple in American culture–especially post-Civil War. This project specifically discusses the role Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn played in analyzing the failures of reconstruction’s provision toward African American freedom and equality.