This web site provides searchable texts of works in which Mark Twain imagined and remembered the Mississippi Valley of the mid-nineteenth century, as well as a set of primary source materials providing other descriptions of it or places within it. It also includes original interpretive materials.

Mark Twain's Life and Works

Discover in-depth information about Mark Twain and his books.

Read more...

Mississippi Valley History

Read about various topics relevant to the development of the Mississippi River Valley region.

Read more...

Resources for Teachers

Lessons plans suitable for use across the K-12 curriculum.

Read more...

Cultural Tourism

Want to explore Mark Twain's Mississippi? Check out these places!

Read More...

How To Use This Site

The Mark Twain's Mississippi site is comprised of both primary source documents, as well as modern scholarly interpretive materials, including thematic essays and video interviews.

Read More...