The Northern Stories of Charles W. Chesnutt · By Charles W. Chesnutt · Edited by Charles Duncan

The first African American fiction writer to earn a national reputation, Charles W. Chesnutt remains best known for his depictions of Southern life before and after the Civil War. But he also produced a large body of what might best be called his “Northern” writings, and those works, taken together, describe the intriguing ways in which America was reshaping itself at the turn of the last century.

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In His Own Voice · The Dramatic and Other Uncollected Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar · Edited by Herbert Woodward Martin and Ronald Primeau

More than seventy-five works in six genres. Featured are the previously unpublished play Herrick and two one-act plays, largely ignored for a century, that demonstrate Dunbar’s subversion of the minstrel tradition.

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