The Marrow of Traditionby Charles Waddell Chesnutt
One of the most significant novels in American literature, The Marrow of Tradition is based on the Wilmington, North Carolina, Massacre of 1898. Called a "race riot" by the inflammatory Southern press and engineered by white Democrats who had seen their political slip into the hands of Republicans, many of whom were black, it was in fact a coup that restored power to the Democrats by subverting the principles of free democratic election. Some of Charles Chestnutt's relatives lived through the violence, and their accounts inspired this powerful and passionate novel.
- Houghton, Mifflin
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- NOOK Book
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Meet the Author
Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an African-American author known for his novels centering on race relations in the American South.
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