Charles Waddell Chesnutt

The Conjure Woman


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Published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin, Chesnutt's first book, The Conjure Woman, was a collection of seven short stories, all set in "P…

The Marrow of Tradition


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In The Marrow of Tradition, Charles W. Chesnutt--using the 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina massacre as a backdrop--probes and exposes the ra…

The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line


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Published in 1899, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line is a collection of narratives that addresses the impact of Jim …

The Black Experience in America, 18th-20th Century, Vol. 1


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This is not the copyrighted work by Norman Coombs currently on Project Gutenberg but a collection of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, drama, an…

The House Behind the Cedars


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In this, Chesnutt's first novel, he tells the tragic story of love set against a backdrop of racism, miscegenation and “passing” during the …

The Negro Problem


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This is a collection of essays, edited by Booker T. Washington, representative of what historians have characterized as "racial uplift …

The Colonel's Dream


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In this novel, Chesnutt described the hopelessness of Reconstruction in a post-Civil War South that was bent on reestablishing the former st…

Frederick Douglass A Biography


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Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became one of America's great icons. He escaped slavery to become one of our great abolitionists, stat…