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by Charles Waddell Chestnutt

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ISBN:
1617206768
Author:
Charles Waddell Chestnutt
Category:
Short Stories & Anthologies
Language:
English
Publisher:
SMK Books (February 10, 2012)
Pages:
184 pages
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by Charles Waddell Chestnutt. Mr. Ryder might aptly be called the dean of the Blue Veins.

by Charles Waddell Chestnutt. The original Blue Veins were a little society of colored persons organized in a certain Northern city shortly after the war. Its purpose was to establish and maintain correct social standards among a people whose social condition presented almost unlimited room for improvement. By accident, combined perhaps with some natural affinity, the society consisted of individuals who were, generally speaking, more white than black.

These stories examine particularly how life in the South was informed through a legacy of slavery and Reconstruction-how members of the old dominion desperately struggled to breathe life into the corpse of an antebellum caste.

These stories examine particularly how life in the South was informed through a legacy of slavery and Reconstruction-how members of the old dominion desperately struggled to breathe life into the corpse of an antebellum caste system that no longer defined the path and direction in which this country was headed. Welcome to Player FM. What if radio played only the shows you care about, when you want? Player FM is scanning the web for high-quality podcast content right now. Try us out on any web browser - desktop, mobile, or tablet.

An African American born in Ohio, Charles Waddell Chesnutt grew up in North Carolina His major story collections, The Conjure Woman (1899) and The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color.

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.

He’d heard endless stories from the antebellum days of slavery, a time when those bondsmen were little more . He called it ‘Sister Becky’s Pickaninny.

He’d heard endless stories from the antebellum days of slavery, a time when those bondsmen were little more than shadows no one noticed. Just shadows on the periphery of life. It was from these tales that he fashioned his stories. I’ve had a back burner ambition to adapt his tales, switch in some synonyms, and give the stories a second life. I called my film adaptation Sister Becky’s Baby. That was twenty years before I found out I was from a terminally persecuted minority myself.

Books related to Stories of the Color Line. More by Charles Waddell Chestnutt. Jokes For All Occasions (Mobi Classics). The Tragedy of Puddn'head Wilson. Slavery: Not Forgiven, Never Forgotten – The Most Powerful Slave Narratives, Historical Documents & Influential Novels. Conjure Tales and Stories of the Color Line.

Book Description The University of North Carolina, 1952. Considers of the life and work of African American author, lawyer, and activist Charles Waddell Chestnutt (1858-1932), and told by his daughter

Book Description The University of North Carolina, 1952. Considers of the life and work of African American author, lawyer, and activist Charles Waddell Chestnutt (1858-1932), and told by his daughter. He was awarded the Spingarn Medal for his "pioneering work as a literary artist depicting the life and struggle of Americans of Negro descent and for his long and useful career as scholar, worker, and freeman of one of America's greatest cities. G (Ex-art library, with plastic spine label, . marks on book block edges and outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; cover and top book block edge are lightly soiled; pages are clean.

Wife of His Youth book. Chesnutt's second major work of fiction, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, was published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin. In this collection of nine short stories set in Ohio and North Carolina, Chesnutt scrutinizes the sociological and psychological effects of Jim Crow laws and practices on white, black, and mixed-race communities. Chesnutt Chesnutt's second major work of fiction, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, was published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin.

And your book-your treatise that is to make you famous?" "I have worked twice as hard on it and accomplished twice as much since. The class was not a difficult one, as many of the members were already fairly good dancers

And your book-your treatise that is to make you famous?" "I have worked twice as hard on it and accomplished twice as much since. Oh! if I but knew the truth!" she sighed, "or could find it out! I realize that I am absurd, that I ought to be happy. I love my parents-my y. I owe them everything. The class was not a difficult one, as many of the members were already fairly good dancers. Indeed the class had been formed as much for pleasure as for instruction. Music and hall rent and a knowledge of the latest dances could be obtained cheaper in this way than in any other.

His first book was a collection of short stories entitled The Conjure Woman, published in 1899. Charles Waddell Chesnutt: Pioneer of the Color Line. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. These stories featured black characters who spoke in Negro dialect, as was popular in much contemporary southern literature portraying the antebellum years in the South, as well as the postwar period. He wanted to express his stronger sense of activism  . p. 213. ^ "Chestnutt Rites Held".

Chesnutt's stories were more complex than those of many of his contemporaries. He wrote about characters dealing with difficult issues of mixed race, "passing", illegitimacy, racial identities and social place throughout his career. The issues were especially pressing during the social volatility of Reconstruction and late 19th-century southern society.
  • Via
I was blown away by this collection of stories. The author (I believe it is Chesnutt, and not Chestnutt) is a genius of narration. He is exceptionally skilled in coloring (no pun intended) the narration and description of the problems of race in the post-Civil War United States, both in the South as well as the North. He himself was a man of color who could have easily passed for white. This (passing) is one of the topics he explores from all angles. He also exposes the difficulties that ex-slaves faced in the late 1800s. A must for any student of U.S. history, Black history, history of slavery in the United States, and/or American literature.
  • Gardataur
I have always enjoyed Charles Chestnutt's writing. A native son of Cleveland Ohio, this distinguished author tells the"Stories of the Color Line" exquisitely.
  • Thetalas
Great short stories.