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[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

The Marrow of Tradition

"The Marrow of Tradition" by Charles W. Chestnutt[sic] (Houghton, Mifflin. $1.50) does thrill,–it even harrows. It is a contemporary "Uncle Tom's Cabin," a story of racial hatred in the South. The leader in the Negro persecution finally has to beg a Negro doctor to save his child's life at a moment when the doctor's own child lies dead at the hands of a mob. The book is palpably a tract. If the Negroes were not so blameless and the Whites not so unrelievedly bad, it would be more convincing.