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Susan Bailey <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 22 Mar 2023 09:12:24 -0400
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Interesting thesis from 1984 on this subject.

On Sun, Mar 19, 2023 at 2:08 PM Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I suppose this should be directed to Kerry Driscoll, as she may be  the
> go-to person for such questions.  On reading "Heretical Fictions:..." by
> Berkove and Csicsila, I find in the notes section a remark that Twain
> became "sympathetic toward and even admiring of Indians in the final
> decades of his life."  This is only peripheral to my own efforts but has
> been a long-time interest of mine.  I could never understand (read
> comprehend) his disdain for these people.  After reading his admiring
> comments on Australian Aboriginal people, I suspected he should have
> gained a new respect for those of his own native lands but I had not
> found any indications of such. Apparently there are and I would
> appreciate pointers to such.
> --
> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
Susan Bailey
Co author
The Twain Shall Meet
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Greenville, SC