Twain on Topic

2014, Mark Twain, mike sabala

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) lived throughout most of the 19th century and was a very prolific writer.  He was involved in many of the major historical events during his lifetime which as a result, makes him a great source of information relating to that time period.  Although Samuel Clemens is obviously very opinionated and usually gives only one point of view regarding a topic, his writings are still very beneficial in gaining perspective to historical events during his lifetime.This lesson should be used as a review toward the end of a school year as a way to gain a different perspective on many topics that have already been covered. Since Twain participated in so many historically significant events during his lifetime, his writings are a great window into the United States for the time period between about the early 1860’s to the early 1900’s. 


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