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

Gelesen von James K. White

(4,875 Sterne; 24 Bewertungen)

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 Crow laws on African Americans and white Americans of the South. Many of Chesnutt's characters are of mixed-race ancestry which sets them apart for a specific yet degrading kind of treatment from blacks and whites. These stories examine particularly how life in the South was informed through a legacy of slavery and Reconstruction—how members of the “old dominion” desperately struggled to breathe life into the corpse of an antebellum caste system that no longer defined the path and direction in which this country was headed. (Introduction by James K. White). (6 hr 36 min)

Chapters

The Wife of His Youth

30:14

Read by James K. White

Her Virginia Mammy

43:17

Read by James K. White

The Sheriff's Children

42:51

Read by James K. White

A Matter of Principle

46:43

Read by James K. White

Cicely's Dream

45:09

Read by James K. White

The Passing of Grandison

41:13

Read by James K. White

Uncle Wellington's Wives (Chapters I & II)

52:41

Read by James K. White

Uncle Wellington's Wives (Chapters III & IV)

27:57

Read by James K. White

The Bouquet

26:18

Read by James K. White

The Web of Circumstance

40:02

Read by James K. White

Bewertungen

very good

(4,5 Sterne)

I enjoyed the stories and the reader is one of the best I have listened to.

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

(5 Sterne)

Outstanding collection of believable stories focused on how far people of color have had to fight tooth and nail for every shred of dignity they deserved under the Constitution of the United States of America.. I wish the author had lived to see a man of Color be chosen by the people for two terms;;President Barack Obama. As always, Mr.Kline's narration of characters was top notch and made THE BOOK COME TO LIFE

Brilliant rendering by my favorite reader

(5 Sterne)