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Friday, 07 January

171. Mark Twain and the Political Climate

8:30–9:45 a.m., Atrium III, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Mark Twain Circle of America

Presiding: James S. Leonard, The Citadel, Charleston

1. “Mark Twain’s Political Point of No Return: Sex Scandal, Bribery, and Mugwumps in the Election of 1884,” John Bird, Winthrop Univ.

2. “Was Huck Finn . . . Afro-Oriental? Locating American Indian Law and Epic in Twain’s Slavery Novel,” Gregory E. Rutledge, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln

3. “A Connecticut Yankee in Dixie: Hank Morgan’s Reconstruction,” Erich Nunn, Auburn Univ., Auburn

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