The Resource The Colonel's Dream, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by R. J. Ellis

The Colonel's Dream, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by R. J. Ellis

Label
The Colonel's Dream
Title
The Colonel's Dream
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by R. J. Ellis
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Author
Author
Editor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an African American writer, essayist, Civil Rights activist, legal-stenography businessman, and lawyer whose novels and short stories explore race, racism, and the problematic contours of African Americans' social and cultural identities in post-Civil War South. He was the first African American to be published by a major American publishing house and served as a beacon-point for future African American writers. The Colonel's Dream, written in 1905, is a compelling tale of the post-Civil War South's degeneration into a region awash with virulent racist practices against African Americans: segregation, lynchings, disenfranchisement, convict-labor exploitation, and endemic violent repression. The events in this novel are powerfully depicted from the point of view of a philanthropic but unreliable southern white colonel. Upon his return to the South, the colonel learns to abhor this southern world, as a tale of vicious racism unfolds. Throughout this narrative, Chesnutt confronts the deteriorating position of African Americans in an increasingly hostile South. Upon its publication The Colonel's Dream was considered too controversial and unpalatable because of its bitter criticisms of southern white prejudice and northern indifference, and so this groundbreaking story failed to gain public attention and acclaim. This is the first scholarly edition of The Colonel's Dream. It includes an introduction and notes by R. J. Ellis and works to reestablish this great novel's reputation. "--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1858-1932
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Chesnutt, Charles W.
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1292.C6
LC item number
C65 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
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Ellis, R. J.
Series statement
Regenerations : African American literature and culture
Series volume
volume four
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • City and town life
  • North Carolina
  • Race relations
  • Rich people
  • Racism
  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
Label
The Colonel's Dream, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by R. J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781935978916
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014029378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn878976549
  • (OCoLC)878976549
Label
The Colonel's Dream, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by R. J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781935978916
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014029378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn878976549
  • (OCoLC)878976549

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