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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

A Visit to Tuskegee

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

The Future American: A Stream of Dark Blood in the Veins of the Southern Whites

  • Date: August 25, 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Boston Evening Transcript

A Doubtful Success

  • Date: February 17, 1888
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Daily Inter Ocean

How Dasdy Came Through

  • Date: February 12, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Family Fiction

The Gray Wolf's Ha'nt

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

The Goophered Grapevine

  • Date: August 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Atlantic Monthly

A Defamer of His Race

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

The Negro in Cleveland

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

The Negro in Art

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

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

The Marrow of Tradition

  • Date: 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co.

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

Cartwright's Mistake

  • Date: September 19, 1888
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Buffalo Morning Express and Illustrated Buffalo Express

Aunt Lucy's Search

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

A Woman and a Burglar

  • Date: June 1, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The McHenry (IL) Plaindealer

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 Origin of the Hatchet Story

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

Wine and Water

  • Date: April 23, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Family Fiction

The Wives

  • Date: October 8, 1886
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Boston Daily Globe

A Roman Antique

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

Things to Be Thankful For

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

The Mission of the Drama

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

The Wife of His Youth

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

Frederick Douglass

  • Date: 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston, Massachusetts: Small, Maynard & Company

A Soulless Corporation

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

A Bad Night

  • Date: July 22, 1886
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph

What is a White Man?

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

The Doll

  • Date: April 1912
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Crisis

Po' Sandy

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

The Ballad of Fair Oscar

  • Date: December 18, 1886
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Tid-Bits

An Eloquent Appeal

  • Date: June 6, 1888
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

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

Appreciation

  • Date: April 20, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

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

A Tight Boot

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

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

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

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

How a Good Man Went Wrong

  • Date: November 28, 1888
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

Gratitude

  • Date: December 26, 1888
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

Charles W. Chesnutt's Own View of His New Story The Marrow of Tradition

  • Date: October 20, 1901
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Cleveland World

A Virginia Chicken

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

Race Ideals and Examples

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

The Colonel's Dream

  • Date: 1905
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: New York: Doubleday, Page, & Company

The March of Progress

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

Conjurer's Revenge

  • Date: June 1889
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Overland Monthly

The Fall of Adam

  • Date: December 25, 1886
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Family Fiction

Why is a Book Popular?

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

The Partners

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

Cicely's Dream

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