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David Barber <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 15:30:02 -0800
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Well, yes, you are.  Leaving off the "the" changes everything.

David Barber

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Fred Kaplan
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 1:58 PM
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Subject: "nigger Jim"

As I understand the issue, the argument is not about whether Twain named Jim
"Nigger Jim" but whether he referred to him as "nigger Jim."  My reference
in the bio is to "nigger Jim." And the question is whether or not that is an
accurate quotation. The Mac Donnell & the Fisher claim seems to be that
Twain never referred to Jim as "nigger Jim." Clearly he did. Am I wrong
about this?