Racial Issues In The 19th Century

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The author, David Smith, discusses the topic of racial issues from the 19th century. During this time period, even abolitionists treated black people as lesser people than themselves. Smith describes how this book displays the discrimination of black people, and how even when slaves gain freedom, society does not allow them to feel entirely “free.” He also defines the term race as a term one uses to undermine a different group of people. In the 1800s, many saw black people as inadequate and simpleminded, Twain introduces Jim as a sympathetic and caring man. Smith also defends the purpose of the use of the word “n--,” suggesting that this language relates to the dialect of the common men during the time period of the book. He distinguishes
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