American Local Color Writing, 1880-1920

American Local Color Writing, 1880-1920

Various - Author

Elizabeth Ammons - Editor

Valerie Rohy - Editor

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ISBN 9780140436884 | 480 pages | 01 Feb 1998 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | Adult
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Organized geographically, American Local Color Writing features familiar writers such as Kate Chopin, Hamlin Garland, Joel Chandler Harris, and Sarah Orne Jewett, and introduces lesser-known voices like Abraham Cahan, Sui Sin Far, and Zitkala-Sa. The writing sheds light on varying concepts of the "American identity": the African American experience; shifting notions of gender and sexuality; and racial, class, and ethnic stereotypes.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Elizabeth Ammons and Valerie Rohy



Joel Chandler Harris
From Nights with Uncle Remus (1883)

Charles Chesnutt
"Dave's Neckliss" (1899)
"The Sheriff's Children" (1899)

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
"The Praline Woman" (1899)
"The Stones of the Village" (1910-1920)

Kate Chopin
"The Story of an Hour" (1894)
"The Storm" (1898)

Mary Noailles Murfee
"The Dancin' Party at Harrison's Cove" (1878) MIDWEST

Gertrude Dorsey Brown[e]
"Scrambled Eggs" (1905)
"The Voice of the Rich Pudding" (1907)

Hamlin Garland
"Up the Coolly" (1893)

Mary Hartwell Catherwood
"Pontiac's Lookout" (1894)

Alexander Lawrence Posey
From "The Fus Fixico Letters" (1903-1905)

Finley Peter Dunne
From Mr. Dooley in Peace and War (1896)

Sherwood Anderson
"Hands" (1919)


Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
"A New England Nun" (1891)

Sarah Orne Jewett
"The Queen's Twin" (1899)
"The Foreigner" (1900)

Abraham Cahan
"The Apostate of Chego-Chegg" (1899)

Pauline Hopkins
"Talma Gordon" (1900)
"Bro'r Abr'm Jimson's Wedding" (1901)

W.E.B. DuBois
"On Being Crazy" (1907) WEST

Bret Harte
"An Ingénue of the Sierras" (1893)

Sui Sin Far [Edith Eaton]
"Its Wavering Image" (1912)
"The Wisdom of the New" (1912)

Jack London
"In a Far Country" (1899)
"To the Man on Trail" (1899)

Mary Austin
"The Land of Little Rain" (1903)

Zitkala-Sa [Gertrude Simmons Bonnin]
"The Soft-Hearted Sioux" (1901)
"Iktomi and the Ducks" (1901)

Maria Cristina Mena
"The Vine-Leaf" (1914)

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