Mark Twain: A Skeptics Progress (A Century of Collecting Mark Twain at The Morgan Library Museum and The New York Public Library)

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Synopsis: Book accompanying the 2010 exhibition "Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress" in New York City. The exhibition, commemorating the 175th anniversary of Twain's birth, explores Twain's uneasy, often skeptical, attitude toward the idea of progress, which he felt must be based on humanity's willingness to employ technological innovation in the service of social justice. As a youth, Twain traveled by foot, horse, and river boat. In his maturity, he took international steamships and railroads, and even saw the advent of the automobile. He regarded these and other examples of technological, industrial, and urban development as the means by which America might become a more prosperous and just society, and by which the 19th-century dream of universal progress might be realized. But at the same time, his conflicted love affair with his native South and its traditions, his close observation of the natural world, and his skepticism about the possibility of changing human nature made him doubt even the possibility of human progress. In his final two decades, the skeptic saw his worst fears justified by the advance of European imperialism and its attendant atrocities in Africa and Asia, as well as by America's own expansionist ambitions. Throughout his life's journey, only his faith in the clarity and cleansing possibilities of the written word remained constant.

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