Historical Context of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By lovejot mehroke

When was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published?

The story was published on February 18, 1885.

What were some of the most notable events, people, political views during this time?

The story takes place during the antebellum period in the mid 19 century antebellum. This is pre civil war. Some notable people were P. T. Barnum, Thomas Darth Rice, and Joice Heth. The political Views were whether a state should be free or slave.

How did Twain’s stories comment on society, the government, and the world?

One of his stories showed how you could make moral changes in a time of racism. The way he comments on these things are the character's actions.


Shmoop Editorial Team. "Antebellum Period: People." Shmoop. Shmoop University, 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 05 Feb. 2017. <http://www.shmoop.com/antebellum/people.html>.

History.com Staff. "Mark Twain." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2010. Web. 05 Feb. 2017. <http://www.history.com/topics/mark-twain>.

"Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2017. <http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/twain-publishes-the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn>.


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