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Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, The

By Chesnutt, Charles Waddell

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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, The  
Author: Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, History, Historical Fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, The
Historic
Publication Date:
1899
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Published in 1899, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line is a collection of narratives that addresses the impact of Jim Crow laws on African Americans and white Americans of the South. Many of Chesnutt's characters are of mixed-race ancestry which sets them apart for a specific yet degrading kind of treatment from blacks and whites. 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 breath life into the corpse of an antebellum caste system that no longer defined the path and direction in which this country was headed. (Introduction by James K. White).

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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History, Historical Fiction, Short stories

 

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