Table of contents for Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn / edited by James S. Leonard, Thomas A. Tenney, Thadious M. Davis.


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Acknowledgments v

Introduction: The Controversy over Huckleberry Finn / James S. Leonard and Thomas A. Tenney 1

Huck Finn and the Authorities

The Case Against Huck Finn / John H. Wallace 16

The Struggle for Tolerance: Race and Censorship in Huckleberry Finn / Peaches Henry 25

History, Slavery, and Thematic Irony in Huckleberry Finn / Richard K. Barksdale 49

Jim and Huck in the Nineteenth Century

The Ending of Huckleberry Finn: "Freeing the Free Negro" / Charles H. Nilon 62

The Veil Rant in Twain: Degradation and Revelation in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mary Kemp Davis 77

Mark Twain and the Black Challenge / Carmen Subryan 91

Huck, Jim, and American Racial Discourse / David L. Smith 103

Blackface and White Inside

Twain's "Nigger" Jim: The Tragic Face behind the Minstrel Mask / Bernard W. Bell 124
























Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910. -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Characters -- African Americans.
Satire, American -- History and criticism.
Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character)
African Americans in literature.
Fugitive slaves in literature.
Race relations in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Racism in literature.