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Mark Twain and the Indians with Kerry Driscoll

Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

Simsbury Public Library  |   725 Hopmeadow Street , Simsbury, CT 06070

Mark Twain is considered one of America’s greatest authors and humorists whose writing and observations have provided insight into American history.

Join Dr. Kerry Driscoll, Professor of English at the University of St. Joseph, two-time Fulbright professor at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and winner of a faculty research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities as she discusses her forthcoming book about Mark Twain’s attitudes toward Native Americans.

Dr. Driscoll examines Twain’s attitudes toward, and often conflicting representations of, Native Americans in his work. Driscoll’s book charts the evolution of Twain’s views about Native Americans over the course of a literary career spanning nearly half a century, focusing on both the personal and cultural origins of this prejudice and the ways in which it gradually diminished over time.

Snow date for this program is February 27. Registration suggested.

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