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From: The Journal of Southern History
Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt. By Matthew Wilson. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004. Pp. xx, 256. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-57806-667-4.) Readers of Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt will find little justification for the skepticism frequently visited upon the scholarly genre known as whiteness studies. Literary critic Matthew Wilson describes how Charles Chesnutt, a turn-of-the-century African American novelist, represented white characters in his novels, which were written for white readers. Chesnutt's ability to write "white life novels" was enhanced by ...
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