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Mark Twain is one of the most celebrated--yet controversial--figures of American literature. Though his works are widely canonized, some K-12 schools leave Huckleberry Finn and others off their reading lists under charges of racism. This interpretive archive by Stephen Railton, an English professor at the University of Virginia, puts the writer and his works into a historical context and can help students decide for themselves whether Twain portrays Jim as "character or caricature." The site is built around five of Twain's full-length...