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[Review of The Conjure Woman]

"The Conjure Woman," by Charles W. Chestnutt[sic], is a volume containing six dialect tales of the Southern negroes. They are not as good as Uncle Remus' stories, perhaps, but they are very well-written tales, delineating in forcible manner the dense, savage belief in witchcraft, which still beclouds the intelligence and hinders the development of the colored people of the Southern states. The schoolmaster may be abroad, but his slate and spelling book have not yet exorcised "de cunjuh 'oman," the withering influence of whose "goopher" is still more dreaded by the negro than all the weapons of outraged law. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.).