Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
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Marrow of Tradition
By Charles W. Chesnutt

The Marrow of Tradition

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Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt

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A landmark in the history of African-American fiction, this gripping 1901 novel was among the first literary challenges to racial stereotypes. Its tragic history of 2 families unfolds against the backdrop of the post-Reconstruction South and climaxes with a race riot based on an actual 1898 incident.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486431635
ISBN-10: 0486431630
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 134mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles W. Chesnutt

One of America's first great African-American novelists, Charles Chesnutt (18581932) exposed the harsh dimensions of Southern prejudice before and after the Civil War. Powerful and passionate, his novels present richly imagined characters, both black and white, striving to make better lives for themselves."

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