OUR BOOK TABLE
The Conjure Woman. By Charles W. Chesnutt. Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Boston and New York. Price $1.25.
This is a collection of superstitions current among the Negroes in the South. The "conjure woman" plays an important part in each. Uncle Julius, one of the old-time Negroes, is often reminded of something that happened in ante-bellum days, by the sights about him, and tells the tales in his own way to the wife of the author. There is, as might be expected, a sameness to the stories, but many of them are interesting.
Review of The Conjure Woman, in "Our Book Table," Zion's Herald 77, 7 June 1899: 728.