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Works

Here users can find the writings of Chesnutt across multiple genres: all works of fiction he published in his lifetime, including five books and dozens of short stories; a sampling of more than a dozen of his essays and speeches; a handful of Chesnutt-authored reviews; and two poems. For these works, we try whenever possible to provide both a transcription and digital images of the individual printed pages.

All Works

106 items

Mars' Jeems' Nightmare

  • Date: 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company

A Matter of Principle

  • Date: 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company

McDugald's Mule

  • Date: 1974
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press

Methods of Teaching

  • Date: 1999
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Standford, California: Stanford University Press

A Midnight Adventure

  • Date: December 6, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Chicago Daily Inter Ocean

The Mission of the Drama

  • Date: January 1920
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Cygnet

Mr. Taylor's Funeral

  • Date: April 1915; May 1915
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Crisis

A Multitude of Counselors

  • Date: April 2, 1891
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Independent

The Negro in Art

  • Date: November 1926
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Crisis

The Negro in Cleveland

  • Date: November 1930
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Clevelander

The Negro's Franchise

  • Date: May 11, 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Boston Evening Transcript

Obliterating the Color Line

  • Date: October 23, 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Cleveland World

On the Future of His People

  • Date: January 20, 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Saturday Evening Post

The Origin of the Hatchet Story

  • Date: April 24, 1889
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

The Partners

  • Date: May 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Southern Workman

The Passing of Grandison

  • Date: 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company

Peonage, or the New Slavery

  • Date: September 1904
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Voice of the Negro

A Plea for the American Negro

  • Date: February 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Critic

Po' Sandy

  • Date: 1888
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Atlantic Monthly

Post-Bellum—Pre-Harlem

  • Date: February 1931
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Colophon

The Prophet Peter

  • Date: April 1906
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Hathaway-Brown Magazine

Pussy Meow: The Autobiography of a Cat, S. L. Patteson

  • Date: November 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Modern Culture

Race Ideals and Examples

  • Date: October 1913
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: A.M.E. Review

Race Prejudice; Its Causes and Its Cure

  • Date: 1905
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Alexander's Magazine

Resolutions

  • Date: November 20, 1920
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Cleveland Gazette

Resolutions Concerning Recent Southern Outrages

  • Date: June 4, 1892
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Cleveland Gazette

A Roman Antique

  • Date: July 17, 1889
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

A Secret Ally

  • Date: September 19, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Chicago Daily Inter Ocean

The Shadow of My Past

  • Date: September 24, 1893
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

She Reminded Him

  • Date: September 21, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

The Sheriff's Children

  • Date: November 7, 1889
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Independent

Sis' Becky's Pickaninny

  • Date: 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company

A Soulless Corporation

  • Date: April 16, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Tid-Bits

Stranger Taken In

  • Date: June 1, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: City and Farm Record (Topeka, KS)

Superstitions and Folk-lore of the South

  • Date: May 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Modern Culture

The Sway-Backed House

  • Date: November, 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Outlook

Things to Be Thankful For

  • Date: 1999
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Standford, California: Stanford University Press

A Tight Boot

  • Date: January 28, 1886
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Boston Daily Globe

To the Grand Army of the Republic

  • Date: September 8, 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Cleveland Leader

Tobe's Tribulations

  • Date: November, 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Southern Workman

Tom's Warm Welcome

  • Date: November 27, 1886
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Family Fiction

Uncle Peter's House

  • Date: December 9, 1885; December 10, 1885
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph

Uncle Wellington's Wives

  • Date: 1889
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company

A Victim of Heredity; or, Why the Darky Loves Chicken

  • Date: July 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Self Culture Magazine

A Virginia Chicken

  • Date: 1974
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press

A Visit to Tuskegee

  • Date: 1999
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Stanford, California: Standford University Press

The Web of Circumstance

  • Date: 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company

What is a White Man?

  • Date: May 30, 1889
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Independent

The White and the Black

  • Date: March 20, 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Boston Evening Transcript

Why is a Book Popular?

  • Date: September 1, 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Index