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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

“Not an unfair picture of what went on”: Mark Twain and The Private History of a Campaign That Failed

This paper is an effort to locate Mark Twain in the “senseless tragedy” of the Civil War; to locate him in "The Private History of A Campaign That Failed". This paper is an attempt, however brief, to consider Twain’s "The Private History of A Campaign That Failed" as evidence of Twain’s self-forgiveness, as evidence of his reconciliation of his actions in the war and his, and a nation’s, memory of the war. This paper presumes the autobiographical character of "The Private History of A Campaign That Failed". As such, it is dependent on the text of the story to support points made.

Presenter: Mary Buggie-Hunt (Faculty)
Topic: History
Location: 12 Hartwell
Time: 10 am (Session I)

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