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Taylor Roberts <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 22 Nov 1994 00:22:54 EST
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Jim Zwick (Syracuse University) <[log in to unmask]> has kindly
made available to Mark Twain Forum subscribers a copy of his paper,
"Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, and the Anti-Imperialist League,
1899-1920."  This paper was presented at the 1994 Maxwell Colloquium at
Syracuse University, October 28, 1994.  It is a substantially revised
version of a paper with the same title presented at the 1993 conference
on "The State of Mark Twain Studies" at Elmira College.  It will be
published in January or February 1995 in _Proceedings of the 1994
Maxwell Colloquium_ (Syracuse: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public
Affairs, Syracuse University, 1995).

The abstract follows:

     Mark Twain and William Dean Howells were vice presidents of
     the Anti-Imperialist League (1898-1921), the organized
     opposition to the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) and
     United States imperialism.  Biographical studies focused on
     their writings from 1898 to 1902 have highlighted their
     mutual opposition to war and imperialism after 1900, but
     their agreement on the issues was not always complete.
     Differences in their attitudes about war and imperialism
     gained practical import as the anti-imperialist movement
     declined in influence, leading them to take opposite sides
     during the 1904-1905 split within the League.  New
     information about their direct involvements with the
     anti-imperialist organizations highlights these differences
     and illuminates some of the issues that divided the
     anti-imperialist movement during its later years.

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