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Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, and Selected Essays

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ISBN-10: 1406845450

ISBN-13: 9781406845457

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles Waddell Chesnutt

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Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932)-African-American educator, lawyer, and activist-was the most prominent black prose author of his day. The Wife of His Youth (1899) was Chesnutt's second collection of short stories, drawing upon his mixed race heritage.
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List price: $9.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.37" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

An African American born in Ohio, Charles Waddell Chesnutt grew up in North Carolina. At age 25, he returned to Cleveland to raise his family and practice legal stenography. Resisting the temptation to pass as a white man, he made the issue of race and the inequality of African Americans in the Reconstruction South the primary subject of his fiction, essays, and speeches throughout his life. His first story, "The Goophered Grapevine" (1887), was published in the Atlantic Monthly. His major story collections, The Conjure Woman (1899) and The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line (1899), are local-color stories rich in dialect. Uncle Julius, the former slave storyteller, is…