Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California. By David Wyatt. Addison-Wesley. $25.00.
There is more than one American dream. The one that sells itself is the pursuit of happiness, the idea of individual opportunity, the chance t [...]
By the end of 1985 there were signs that people were growing impatient with the one hundredth birthday of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Essays in Harpers, The American Scholar, and elsewhere lit out for the idea that the novel's ple [...]