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Written by:
Charles W. Chesnutt, American, 1858 - 1932  Search this
Published by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, American, founded 1880  Search this
Printed by:
Riverside Press, American, 1852 - 1971  Search this
ink on paper with silver leaf and cloth
H x W x D: 7 15/16 × 5 3/8 × 1 3/16 in. (20.2 × 13.7 × 3 cm)
hardcover books
Place printed:
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
This hardcover book is a first edition, first printing of The Marrow of Tradition, a novel by Charles Chesnutt. The novel presents a fictional account of the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898. The book has a yellow cloth binding. The front cover features the title, [The Marrow / of / Tradition], printed in black in an inverted, black triangle at the top center with a silver floral design at the tip of the triangle. The author's name is in black text, [CHARLES W. CHESNUTT], centered at the base of the book cover. The spine text is all printed in black type. The text along the top third of the spine reads, [The / Marrow / of / Tradition]. The author's name [CHARLES W. / CHESNUTT], is embossed on the center of the spine and the name of the publishers [HOUGHTON / MIFFLIN CO] is printed across the bottom of the spine. At the top, bottom and area between the text of the spine are black and silver lines. At the center of the spine is a silver floral motif. The back cover of the book is blank. The book is three hundred and twenty-nine (329) pages and includes a title page and contents pages.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Literature  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Segregation  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Violence  Search this
White supremacy movements  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public Domain
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