Marrow of Tradition: Charles W. Chestnutt

Overview

This teaching edition of Charles W. Chestnutt's 1901 novel about racial conflict n a southern town features an extensive selection of materials that place the work in its historical context. The documents include letters, photographs, editorials, speeches, legal decisions, journalism, and essays by writers such as W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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Overview

This teaching edition of Charles W. Chestnutt's 1901 novel about racial conflict n a southern town features an extensive selection of materials that place the work in its historical context. The documents include letters, photographs, editorials, speeches, legal decisions, journalism, and essays by writers such as W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312294342
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/3/2002
  • Series: A Bedford Cultural Edition
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Bentley is Undergraduate English Chair at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sandra Gunning is Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan.

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Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume
About the Text
List of Illustrations
Pt. 1 The Marrow of Tradition: The Complete Text 1
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background 3
Chronology of Chesnutt's Life and Times 27
The Marrow of Tradition [1901 Houghton Mifflin Edition] 41
Pt. 2 The Marrow of Tradition: Cultural Contexts 247
1 Caste, Race, and Gender after Reconstruction 249
from The Plantation Negro as a Freeman 255
from The Negro Question in the South 262
from An Imperative Duty 269
The Atlanta Exposition Address 274
from The Future American 278
from The Conservation of Races 288
from Birth Reform, from the Positive, Not the Negative, Side 299
from Women and Economics 304
from The Intellectual Progress of the Colored Women 313
from Service by the Educated Negro 322
2 Law and Lawlessness 331
Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution 338
from The Freedman's Case in Equity 340
from Plessy v. Ferguson 353
Suffrage and Eligibility to Office, Article VI, the North Carolina State Constitution 362
from Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases 364
Turn-of-the-Century Newspaper Reports on Lynching 377
Lynched Negro and Wife First Multilated 378
Victim's Family Begs to See Negro Burned 381
Negro Tortured by Illinois Mob 382
from Respect for Law 383
from A Race Riot, and After 385
from Speech before the U.S. House of Representatives 394
3 The Wilmington Riot 398
Editorial 405
Letter to the Atlanta Constitution 409
from White Man's Declaration of Independence 411
Letter to William McKinley 414
from An Account of the Race Riot in Wilmington, N.C. 417
4 Segregation as Culture: Etiquette, Spectacle, and Fiction 422
Is a Race Clash Unavoidable? 429
from The Cotton States and International Exposition Program 432
from 100 Years of the Negro in Show Business 435
from The Hampton Album 441
Literary Memoranda 443
Po' Sandy 444
from A Psychological Counter-Current in Recent Fiction 454
Selected Bibliography 458
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