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World Literature

The House Behind the Cedars

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(197 reviews)

The classic novel of two mixed-race siblings who flee the South after the Civil War, hiding their identities -- until a romance brings the truth to light. A landmark in African American literature, The House Behind the... See More

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The Marrow of Tradition (Xist Classics)

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Post Civil War Facts Are Entwined With Fiction "Looking at these two men with the American eye, the differences would perhaps be the more striking, or at least the more immediately apparent, for the first was white and the... See More

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The Marrow of Tradition (Penguin Classics)

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(149 reviews)

Based on a historically accurate account of the Wilmington, North Carolina, "race riot" of 1898, African-American author Charles W. Chesnutt's innovative novel is a passionate portrait of the betrayal of black culture in... See More

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The House Behind the Cedars (Penguin Classics)

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(197 reviews)

The House Behind the Cedars, which many consider Charles Chesnutt's ?nest novel, tells of John and Lena Walden, mulatto siblings who pass for white in the postbellum American South. The drama that unfolds as they travel... See More

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Biography & True Accounts

Frederick Douglass

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First published in the year 1899; the present book by Charles W. Chesnutt is a biography of famous Frederick Douglass; an African-American social reformer; abolitionist; orator; writer; and statesman. See More

£1.01 Price verified 22 hours ago
Classics

The House Behind the Cedars

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Charles Chesnutt was perhaps the most influential African-American fiction writer during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The House Behind the Cedars, his dramatic masterpiece, was crafted during the... See More

£4.95 Price verified 9 hours ago
World Literature

The Colonel's Dream (Regenerations)

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Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an African American writer, essayist, Civil Rights activist, legal-stenography businessman, and lawyer whose novels and short stories explore race, racism, and the problematic... See More

£11.78 Price verified 2 hours ago
World Literature

The Conjure Woman

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(126 reviews)

"The Conjure Woman" by Charles W. Chesnutt. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet... See More

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History

Frederick Douglass: A Biography

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(24 reviews)

"Frederick Douglass" by Charles W. Chesnutt. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet... See More

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Slave Narrative Six Pack 5 – Cordelia Loney’s Escape, Slavery and Abolitionism, 50 Years in Chains, The Marrow of Tradition, Old Plantation Days and Christian ... (Slave Narrative Six Pack Boxset)

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(36 reviews)

"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." ? Abraham Lincoln. Recollections of life on a plantation, a thrilling slave escape story, Fifty Years in Chains by... See More

£3.51 Price verified 9 hours ago
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The Marrow of Tradition (Belt Revivals)

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(145 reviews)

Part of Belt's Revivals Series and an undisputed classic of African American literature. With a new introduction by Wiley Cash (When Ghosts Come Home). On November 10, 1898, a mob of 400 people rampaged through the streets... See More

£4.14 Price verified 6 hours ago
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The House Behind the Cedars

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"The House Behind the Cedars" is the first published novel by American author Charles W. Chesnutt. The author sets the story in the southern American states of North and South Carolina a few years following the American... See More

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The Marrow of Tradition

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(135 reviews)

The story is set in Wilmington and is based on a historically accurate account of the Wilmington, North Carolina, "race riot" of 1898. It passionately describes the betrayal of black culture in America. Chesnutt (1858-1932)... See More

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The Journals of Charles W. Chesnutt

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Born on the eve of the Civil War, Charles W. Chesnutt grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a county seat of four or five thousand people, a once-bustling commercial center slipping into postwar decline. Poor, black, and... See More

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The Marrow of Tradition

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(147 reviews)

Charles W. Chesnutt was an author, essayist, and political activist whose works addressed the complex issues of racial and social identity at the turn of the century. Chesnutt's early works explored political issues somewhat... See More

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World Literature

7 best short stories by Charles W. Chesnutt

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Charles W. Chesnutt was an important voice in his day and remains a precious reading for those who want to better understand the period of construction of African American identity, from the end of the Civil War to the... See More

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The Colonel's Dream

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"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet... See More

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Slavery: Not Forgiven, Never Forgotten – The Most Powerful Slave Narratives, Historical Documents & Influential Novels: The Underground Railroad, Memoirs ... Rights Acts, New Amendments and much more

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Slavery: Not Forgiven, Never Forgotten" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Memoirs Narrative of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave The Underground... See More

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A Business Career

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Never before published, A Business Career is the story of Stella Merwin, a white woman entering the working-class world to discover the truth behind her upper-class father's financial failure. A "New Woman" of the 1890s... See More

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A Business Career

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Never before published, A Business Career is the story of Stella Merwin, a white woman entering the working-class world to discover the truth behind her upper-class father's financial failure. A "New Woman" of the 1890s... See More

£15.60 Price verified 17 hours ago

Evelyn's Husband

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The critique of white male society that Charles W. Chesnutt launched in A Marrow of Tradition continues in Evelyn's Husband, one of six manuscripts left unpublished when this highly regarded African American innovator... See More

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A Business Career

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Never before published, A Business Career is the story of Stella Merwin, a white woman entering the working-class world to discover the truth behind her upper-class father's financial failure. A "New Woman" of the 1890s... See More

£29.22 £31.26 Save 7% Price verified 5 hours ago

Evelyn's Husband

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The critique of white male society that Charles W. Chesnutt launched in A Marrow of Tradition continues in Evelyn's Husband, one of six manuscripts left unpublished when this highly regarded African American innovator died... See More

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