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The Marrow of Tradition

Gelesen von James K. White

(4,872 Sterne; 39 Bewertungen)

In The Marrow of Tradition, Charles W. Chesnutt--using the 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina massacre as a backdrop--probes and exposes the raw nerves and internal machinery of racism in the post-Reconstruction-era South; explores how miscegenation, caste, gender and the idea of white supremacy informed Jim Crow laws; and unflinchingly revisits the most brutal of terror tactics, mob lynchings. (Introduction by James K. White) (9 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Preface and Chapter I, At Break of Day

19:38

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Chapter II, The Christening Party

28:16

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Chapter III, The Editor At Work

22:34

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Chapter IV, Theodore Felix

14:39

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Chapter V, A Journey Southward

28:08

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Chapter VI, Janet

7:53

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Chapter VII, The Operation

20:10

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Chapter VIII, The Campaign Drags

9:08

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Chapter IX, The White Man's "Nigger"

15:55

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Chapter X, Delamere Plays A Trump

18:41

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Chapter XI, The Baby And The Bird

9:18

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Chapter XII, Another Southern Product

11:18

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Chapter XIII, The Cake Walk

13:37

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Chapter XIV, The Maunderings Of Old Mrs. Ochiltree

15:30

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Chapter XV, Mrs. Carteret Seeks An Explanation

13:30

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Chapter XVI, Ellis Takes A Trick

24:35

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Chapter XVII, The Social Aspirations Of Captain McBane

22:16

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Chapter XVIII, Sandy Sees his Own Ha'nt

8:38

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Chapter XIX, A Midnight Walk

6:22

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Chapter XX, A Shocking Crime

9:48

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Chapter XXI, The Necessity Of An Example

11:27

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Chapter XXII, How Not To Prevent A Lynching

15:09

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Chapter XXIII, Belleview

10:40

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Chapter XXIV, Two Southern Gentlemen

14:21

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Chapter XXV, The Honor Of A Family

11:33

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Chapter XXVI, The Discomfort Of Ellis

11:00

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Chapter XXVII, The Vagaries Of The Higher Law

25:49

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Chapter XXVIII, In Season And Out

21:06

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Chapter XXIX, Mutterings Of The Storm

11:22

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Chapter XXX, The Missing Papers

26:11

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Chapter XXXI, The Shadow Of A Dream

12:11

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Chapter XXXII, The Storm Breaks

19:20

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Chapter XXXIII, Into The Lion's Jaws

13:18

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Chapter XXXIV, The Valley Of The Shadow

8:35

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Chapter XXXV, Mine Enemy, Oh Mine Enemy

23:47

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Chapter XXXVI, Fiat Justitia

22:29

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Chapater XXXVII, The Sisters

13:54

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Bewertungen

Great Book for a Long Trip

(5 Sterne)

Books of the 19th and early 20th century were often meant to be read aloud, and sometimes are better heard than read. This one, a black man's fictional take on race riots and an actual coup d'etat in Wilmingotn NC, might be a little repetative when read the traditional way, but comes to life when read aloud. This is an old fashioned book -- with a complicated plot, multiple characters, and interesting reversals of the usual literary stereotypes. Not everything resolves neatly (how could it, when the lead characters are black, and they are living in the South of 1900?) But the way this novel is constructed lends itself to a long car trip, or a couple of weeks of rush hour commutes.

Marrow of Tradition

(5 Sterne)

Chesnutt was an important writer of the post-Civil war era who deserves to be read. His characters of all colours are whole people. Human motivations are complex and he recognized that the amount of melanin in one's skin makes no difference to that. Many thanks to James White for his excellent reading. It might be hard to read this to oneself -- the dialect would be hard for me to understand -- but fortunately James has done it for us! TheBookworm Manchester, UK

Awesome! 5 Stars for story and reader

(5 Sterne)

Best reader I’ve ever heard. The story is gripping, well written and the characters are brought to life by the reader. He has a great ear for dialog, voices and emotions. A professional actor couldn’t do better. The author writes compellingly about race relations after the Civil War, and he gives us an insight into the racism against African Americans that still cripples the US to this day.

another excellent reading

(5 Sterne)

James K White has read several nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Afro-American texts for LibriVox. Every one I've listened to thus far has been excellent and this reading of Charles Chesnutt's seminal novel is no exception.

highly recommend this under appreciated book

(5 Sterne)

Excellent book. Highlights a part of American history that has been swept under the rug by our educational system. I wish they would included this book in high school curricula.

(5 Sterne)

This is one of the best read and best stories I've ever experienced in my 8 years of listening to this app. A must listen. This book should be required reading in public schools.

(5 Sterne)

It was hard to listen to the language but this is a good book . The reader is excellent . Thank you.

(5 Sterne)

This book should be in every classics list. And the reader is brilliant also