And the Willard is not just famous for its presidential guests - Mark Twain wrote books there; Charles Dickens, Buffalo Bill and P.T. Barnum stayed there.
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He also explains that making Huck a mulatto was not unprecedented, citing "Was Huck Black?" a monograph by Stanford Professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin.
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