The seventy-five years of Twain's life (1835-1910) ran in parallel with America's transformation from an agrarian democracy into an industrial oligarchy.
[Lewis Lapham, Across the Atlantic]
Samuel L. Clemens was a world traveler, a journalist and the author of many books. Rather than critique his writings, this site presents the geography of the places he visited and/or spoke about. The site was initially conceived as a series of courses; interactive texts of Historical Geography. Several sections follow his books, such as Roughing It and Innocents Abroad, parsed into geographically significant sections. Some sections are centered on his lecture tours, and some are recognizable periods in Mark Twain's life. Each section should provide a starting point for discussion and research. The process is on-going.
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