Use of Racial Terms in 19th Century Literature
During an English class on composition and literature, Naugatuck Valley Community College professor William Foster taught about the… read more
During an English class on composition and literature, Naugatuck Valley Community College professor William Foster taught about the relationship between literature and society. He lectured on the history of the use of racial terms in American literature and culture, with a focus on the use of the word “nigger” in Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Topics of discussion included the use of substitutions and the term “N-word,” other types of offensive words, censorship, stereotypes, and the historical background.
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