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