TITLE

Presidential reconstructions: Mark Twain's Letters From Hawaii and the integration of civil society

AUTHOR(S)
Collins, Brian
PUB. DATE
March 1996
SOURCE
American Studies (00263079);Spring96, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recounts the views of Mark Twain on the issue of presidential reconstruction as expressed in his letters from Hawaii. Integration of civil society; Political significance of humor along with literary art; Interpretations of the responses to historical problems; Connection of Twain's assumptions to American imperialism and political competency.
ACCESSION #
9708203069

 

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