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Reviews

This section offers the most complete collection of contemporary reviews of Chesnutt to be found anywhere. We will supplement this collection further as more reviews are located, and we are grateful when users alert us to missing items.

During his lifetime, Chesnutt's works earned publication notices and reviews in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. Our collection includes reviews published in city newspapers, regional magazines, and national outlets. The collection includes materials from the Black press as well as the White press.

In the late 1990s John M. Freiermuth, then a graduate student in the Department of English, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, collected a large batch of reviews and offered them to project co-editor Stephanie Browner for use on the initial version of the Chesnutt Archive. Since then many more reviews have been located thanks to the increasing availability of historic periodicals through online databases. Samantha Gilmore of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has led the effort to discover and document more reviews, an effort that has vastly increased our ability to study Chesnutt’s early reception.

You can find reviews for specific Chesnutt works here, or browse all reviews below.

Reviews

312 items

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: November 20, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The St. Paul Globe

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: November 19, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Portland Weekly Advertiser

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: November 1, 1901
  • Creator(s): W. W. H.
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Modern Culture

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: March 6, 1902
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Independent

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: April 1902
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Phonographic Magazine

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: February 1902
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: World's Work

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: November 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Worchester Magazine

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: December 21, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Friends' Intelligencer

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: December 15, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Times

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: December 28, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Town and Country

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: May 23, 1903
  • Creator(s): Alexander, Charles
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Cleveland Journal

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: November 22, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Daily Time

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: December 15, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Daily States

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: December 4, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Zion's Herald

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: December 12, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Watchman

[Review of The Marrow of Tradition]

  • Date: November 16, 1901
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Boston Courier

[Review of The Wife of His Youh]

  • Date: March 17, 1900
  • Creator(s): Gilder, Jeannette L.
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Harper's Bazaar

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 16, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Chicago Journal

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: March 1, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Country Gentleman

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: February 24, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Church Standard

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 24, 1899
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Cleveland Leader

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: March 1, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Congregationalist

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: February 1900
  • Creator(s): A. M. B.
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Southern Workman

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: July 21, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Courier–Journal

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: February 22, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Advance

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: March 12, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Argonaut

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: January 21, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Boston Courier

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: August, 1898
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Bookman

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: February 22, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Interior

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: February 18, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 16, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The St. Louis Globe-Democrat

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 19, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Hartford Daily Times

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: June 1900
  • Creator(s): Wells, Benjamin W.
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Forum.

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 10, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Los Angeles Herald

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 23, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Churchman

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: January 2, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Chicago Chronicle

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 1, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Burlington Hawk-Eye

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: January 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Southern Farm Magazine

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: January, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Book News

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: April 12, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Christian Endeavor World

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 15, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Index

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 8, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Congregationalist

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: January 27, 1900
  • Creator(s): Neidig, William J.
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Wave

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: July 14, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Colored American

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: November 14, 1899
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Evening Express

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: February 3, 1900
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Indianapolis News

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: September, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Book Buyer

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 30, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Gazette

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: August 13, 1898
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Kansas City Star

[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

  • Date: December 17, 1899
  • Creator(s): Anonymous
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Illustrated Buffalo Express