Mark Twain, is considered as one of America’s greatest writer, was far more than a humorist. After the Civil War, Twain also served as America’s conscience on ethnic and racial issues. Twain defended Jews, African-Americans and Indians against prejudice. Twain had a change of heart about Jews during the time of the Civil War. Twain confided to his daughter Suzy that the Jews seemed to him a race to be much respected when they had suffered so much, and had been greatly persecuted. To ridicule or make fun of them seemed to be like attacking a man when he is already down.
This article was written by Mark Twain during the times he was living in Vienna.
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