Contributor biographical information for The portable Charles W. Chesnutt / edited with an introduction by William L. Andrews ; general editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


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Charles W. Chesnutt (18581932) published two short story collections and three novels, while devoting essays and speeches to agitation for civil rights for African Americans, especially in the South. William L . Andrews is E. Maynard Adams Professor of English and senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,, is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, as well as a producer and writer of documentaries on African American history and culture


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African Americans -- Fiction.
African Americans.