Charles W. Chesnutt : Essays and speeches

The 77 works included in this volume comprise of all of Chesnutt’s known works of nonfiction, 38 of which are reprinted here for the first time. They reveal an ardent and often outraged spokesman for the African American whose militancy increased to such a degree that, by 1903, he had more in common with W.E.B. DuBois than Booker T. Washington….