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The Marrow of Tradition
by Charles Waddell Chesnutt


Overview - 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 two families unfolds against the backdrop of the post-Reconstruction South and climaxes with a race riot based on an actual 1898 incident.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 two families unfolds against the backdrop of the post-Reconstruction South and climaxes with a race riot based on an actual 1898 incident. The author relied upon eyewitness accounts of the riot to create an authentic setting and mood, and his sensitive artistry transcends a simple re-telling of the facts with a dramatic rendering of the conflict between racism and social justice. Unabridged republication of the classic 1901 edition.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486431635
  • ISBN-10: 0486431630
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: December 2003
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 5.26 x 0.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds

Series: Dover Value Editions

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