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The Marrow of Tradition

Charles W. Chesnutt - Author

Eric J. Sundquist - Editor/introduction

Eric J. Sundquist - Notes by

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ISBN 9780140186864 | 400 pages | 01 Feb 1993 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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This novel is based on a historically accurate account of the Wilmington, North Carolina, "race riot" of 1898, and is a passionate portrait of the betrayal of black culture in America, by an acclaimed African-American writer.
"Chesnutt was tremendously explicit in representing the violence and his own anger. Today it reads as one of the more enduring novels of the era." —Richard Yarborough, UCLA