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The Marrow of Tradition



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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 Textp. 1
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Backgroundp. 3
Chronology of Chesnutt's Life and Timesp. 27
The Marrow of Tradition [1901 Houghton Mifflin Edition]p. 41
The Marrow of Tradition: Cultural Contextsp. 247
Caste, Race, and Gender after Reconstructionp. 249
from The Plantation Negro as a Freemanp. 255
from The Negro Question in the Southp. 262
from An Imperative Dutyp. 269
The Atlanta Exposition Addressp. 274
from The Future Americanp. 278
from The Conservation of Racesp. 288
from Birth Reform, from the Positive, Not the Negative, Sidep. 299
from Women and Economicsp. 304
from The Intellectual Progress of the Colored Womenp. 313
from Service by the Educated Negrop. 322
Law and Lawlessnessp. 331
Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitutionp. 338
from The Freedman's Case in Equityp. 340
from Plessy v. Fergusonp. 353
Suffrage and Eligibility to Office, Article VI, the North Carolina State Constitutionp. 362
from Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phasesp. 364
Turn-of-the-Century Newspaper Reports on Lynchingp. 377
Lynched Negro and Wife First Multilatedp. 378
Victim's Family Begs to See Negro Burnedp. 381
Negro Tortured by Illinois Mobp. 382
from Respect for Lawp. 383
from A Race Riot, and Afterp. 385
from Speech before the U.S. House of Representativesp. 394
The Wilmington Riotp. 398
Editorialp. 405
Letter to the Atlanta Constitutionp. 409
from White Man's Declaration of Independencep. 411
Letter to William McKinleyp. 414
from An Account of the Race Riot in Wilmington, N.C.p. 417
Segregation as Culture: Etiquette, Spectacle, and Fictionp. 422
Is a Race Clash Unavoidable?p. 429
from The Cotton States and International Exposition Programp. 432
from 100 Years of the Negro in Show Businessp. 435
from The Hampton Albump. 441
Literary Memorandap. 443
Po' Sandyp. 444
from A Psychological Counter-Current in Recent Fictionp. 454
Selected Bibliographyp. 458
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