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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

The Mission of the Drama

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

A Midnight Adventure

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

Methods of Teaching

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

McDugald's Mule

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

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

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

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.

The Marked Tree

  • Date: December 1924; January 1925
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Crisis

The March of Progress

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

Lonesome Ben

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

Lincoln's Courtships

  • Date: February 4, 1909
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Southwestern Christian Advocate

How Dasdy Came Through

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

How a Good Man Went Wrong

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

The House Behind the Cedars

  • Date: 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

Hot-Foot Hannibal

  • Date: January 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Atlantic Monthly

Her Virginia Mammy

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

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

Gratitude

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

A Grass Widow

  • Date: May 14, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Family Fiction

The Goophered Grapevine

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

The Future American: What the Race is Likely to Become in The Process of Time

  • Date: August 18, 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Boston Evening Transcript

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

The Future American: A Complete Race-Almagamation Likely to Occur

  • Date: September 1, 1900
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Boston Evening Transcript

Frisk's First Rat

  • Date: March 20, 1875
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Educator

The Free Colored People of North Carolina

  • Date: March 1902
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Southern Workman

Frederick Douglass: Preface and Chronology

  • Date: July 1906
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: AME Church Review

Frederick Douglass

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

For Roosevelt

  • Date: October 22, 1904
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Cleveland Gazette

A Fool's Paradise

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

A Fatal Restriction

  • Date: May 1, 1889
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

The Fall of Adam

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

An Eloquent Appeal

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

A Doubtful Success

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

The Doll

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

The Disfranchisement of the Negro

  • Date: 1903
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: New York: J. Pott & Company

A Defamer of His Race

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

A Deep Sleeper

  • Date: March 11, 1893
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Two Tales

Dave's Neckliss

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

Conjurer's Revenge

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

The Conjure Woman

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

Concerning Father

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

The Colonel's Dream

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

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

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 Cause Célèbre

  • Date: January 14, 1891
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Puck

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

A Busy Day in a Lawyer's Office

  • Date: January 15, 1887
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Tid-Bits

The Bouquet

  • Date: November 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Atlantic Monthly

Baxter's Procrustes

  • Date: June 1904
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: 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