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An Exemplary Citizen: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1906-1932

by Charles W. Chesnutt, Joseph R. McElrath (Editor), Robert C. Leitz (Editor), Jesse S. Crisler

Publisher: Stanford University Press
Pages: 368
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780804745086






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Overview of An Exemplary Citizen: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1906-1932

“These letters from the last third of Chesnutt’s life add crucial information to the understanding of this important and, until recently, largely neglected African-American author. The collection will provide a vital resource for scholars for years. I have nothing but praise for the editors—they have done a first rate job.” —Charles Duncan, Peace College
“The preface, introduction, and notes to the letters reflect the expertise of the editors, all of whom are experienced in textual editing; selection criteria and editing prinicples are well explained, and the thoroughly researched notes explain clearly Chesnutt’s references and the contexts in which he wrote the letters.”—CHOICE

Synopsis of An Exemplary Citizen: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1906-1932

This book collects the letters written between 1906 and 1932 by the African-American novelist and civil rights activist Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932). His correspondents included prominent members of the Harlem Renaissance as well as major American political figures Chesnutt sought to influence on behalf of his fellow African Americans.

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This second volume of the letters of African-American novelist and essayist Chesnutt (1858-1932) presents letters from the latter half of his career with the intention of revealing the wide variety of his interests, activities, and accomplishments. An introductory overview of his career and concerns accompany the letters, which address his literary, political, and cultural concerns to prominent social and political actors, as well as personal and professional acquaintances. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author, Charles W. Chesnutt

Jesse S. Crisler is Professor of English at Brigham Young University. Robert C. Leitz, III, is Ruth Herring Noel Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. is William Hudson Rogers Professor of English at Florida State University. They are the editors of Charles W. Chesnutt: Essays and Speeches (Stanford, 1999).

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This second volume of the letters of African-American novelist and essayist Chesnutt (1858-1932) presents letters from the latter half of his career with the intention of revealing the wide variety of his interests, activities, and accomplishments. An introductory overview of his career and concerns accompany the letters, which address his literary, political, and cultural concerns to prominent social and political actors, as well as personal and professional acquaintances. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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