a brand new book that is the considerable work of a wise and learned
long-term practitioner -- Michael Gilmore’s* The War on Words: Slavery,
Race, and Free Speech in American Literature *(Chicago, 2010) -- contains
a chapter entitled:
"Was Twain black?"
Others on here besides Shelley might find this both amusing and provocative.
Harold K. Bush, Ph.D
Professor of English
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-977-3616 (w); 314-771-6795 (h)