Mark Twain and the Jews
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Despite criticism from his contemporaries, American novelist Mark Twain was deeply interested in the plights and successes of the Jewish people. Twain wrote essays about the status of Jews in America, and stood up to anti-semitism (and defended other marginalized Americans) though his defenses of Jews often included stereotypes. Learn more about Twain’s admiration of the Jewish people and his contentious writings with Matt Seybold, Associate Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College.
About the instructor: Matt Seybold, PhD is Associate Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College. He is also the Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Mark Twain Studies, the Editor of MarkTwainStudies.org, and the host of The American Vandal Podcast.