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Books by Charles W. Chesnutt

Charles W. Chestnutt (1858-1932) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where his family had moved from Fayettefille, North Carolina, to seek better economic opportunities. Shortly after the Civil War, they returned to Fayetteville, where Chesnutt spent most of his childhood and young adulthood. He taught in local public schools, eventually returning to Cleveland and being admitted to the bar. He established a legal stenography business yet found himself strongly attracted to writing fiction. He published two collections of short stories, The Conjure Woman and The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line (1890) and three widely reviewed novels, The House Behind the Cedars (1900), The Marrow of Tradition (1901), and The Colonel's Dream (1905), while devoting essays and speeches to agitation for civil rights for African Americans, especially in the South. Unable to support his family as a full-time writer, he resumed his business career but maintained until his death a respected role in African American letters.

Eric J. Sundquist is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches courses about American literature and culture. His books include King's Dream: The Legacy of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech and Strangers in the Land: Blacks, Jews, Post-Holocaust America. Professor Sundquist has also edited essay collections on Mark Twain, Ralph Ellison, and W. E. B. Du Bois.

The Marrow of Tradition By Charles W Chesnutt
The Marrow of Traditionby Charles W Chesnutt
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The House Behind the Cedars By Charles W Chesnutt
The House Behind the Cedarsby Charles W Chesnutt
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The Marrow of Tradition By Charles W Chesnutt
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Paul Marchand, F. M. C. By Charles W. Chesnutt
Paul Marchand, F. M. C.by Charles W. Chesnutt
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The House Behind the Cedars By Charles W. Chesnutt
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The Colonel's Dream By Charles W. Chesnutt
The Colonel's Dreamby Charles W. Chesnutt
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The Colonel's Dream By Charles W. Chesnutt
The Colonel's Dreamby Charles W. Chesnutt
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The House Behind the Cedars By Charles W. Chesnutt
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The Marrow of Tradition By Charles W Chesnutt
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A Business Career By Charles W. Chesnutt
A Business Careerby Charles W. Chesnutt
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The Conjure Woman By Charles W. Chesnutt
The Conjure Womanby Charles W. Chesnutt
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The Conjure Woman By Charles W. Chesnutt
The Conjure Womanby Charles W. Chesnutt
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The Marrow of Tradition By Charles W Chesnutt
The Marrow of Traditionby Charles W Chesnutt
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The House Behind The Cedars By Charles W. Chesnutt
The House Behind The Cedarsby Charles W. Chesnutt
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Evelyn's Husband By Charles W. Chesnutt
Evelyn's Husbandby Charles W. Chesnutt
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The Conjure Woman By Charles W Chesnutt
The Conjure Womanby Charles W Chesnutt
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The Marrow of Tradition By Charles W. Chesnutt
The Marrow of Traditionby Charles W. Chesnutt
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