A Revealing Interview with Terrell Dempsey, Author of Searching for Jim: Slavery in Sam Clemens’s World

by Jennifer Ciotta

Mark Twain expert Terrell Dempsey uncovers the truths of African American slavery in Hannibal, Missouri, Sam Clemens's hometown, in Searching for Jim: Slavery in Sam Clemens's World. The existence of slavery in Hannibal during Twain's childhood and adolescence was rarely discussed until Dempsey revealed his compelling findings in Searching for Jim.  A lawyer running his own firm in his long time residence of Hannibal, Terrell Dempsey took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Searching for Jimwith Jennifer Ciotta of Literary Traveler.

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