When was the book published?
The book was published in December 1884. It is a very controversial book because of the use of a racist epithet for the slave in the book.
What were some of the most notable events, people, political views during this time?
The Emancipation Proclamation and the civil war happened during this time. It was still a time with slavery and when Black people weren't treated good.
How did Twain's stories comment on society, the government, and the world?
Twain's stories were on how black people were mistreated. This story was seen as offensive because of racist, derogatory terms used. He was one of the first authors to treat the problems of race.