Huck Finn was published on December 10, 1884. The author, Mark Twain, lived in a period of America that was currently racist and held slaves. Minorities, specifically African Americans, that were free were discrimanated for the color of their skin and their race.
Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is a classic set before the Civil War. The story is told by Huck, a white boy escaping an abusive father, and about his adventures with a black man named Jim, escaping slavery. Huckleberry Finn is set along the Mississippi River. In it, Twain used the N-word 219 times. Because of the freedom of language used and the time period it was written, it is controversial and has been banned by libraries.