The journals of Charles W. Chesnutt

By Chesnutt, Charles Waddell & Brodhead, Richard H.

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ISBN
978-0-82231-424-0
Publisher
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, c1993.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 1993

Chesnutt's journals (1871-82) give the reader a vivid view of what an educated black man endured in a racially discriminatory society. The journals reveal an iron will intent on self-improvement; Chesnutt was determined to teach himself several foreign languages, improve his shorthand, study liberal arts, and become college-educated without a college. At the age...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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