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The biracial Charles W. Chesnutt ranks among the 20th-century's most important civil rights advocates. Published in 1905, The Colonel's Dream was extremely progressive and controversial for its time. When former Confederate officer Colonel French returns to his North Carolina hometown after building his fortune in the North, he intends to create better economic conditions for those who have only known hardship. But there is a new social order in the South that stands in his way. Men the colonel once awed now berate him and his idealism - and are determined to make him fail.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cody | 6/30/2010

    " ehhhh if you're gonna be 1800s america book u gotta amp up the crazy factor for me to stay interested. magua kickin in the door on a whale or somesuch "

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About the Author

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858–1932) was an African American author, essayist, and political activist who was best known for his novels and short stories exploring racism and other social themes. He wrote stories that appeared in various magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly, where he published his first short story, The Goophered Grapevine, in 1887. His first book, a collection of short stories entitled The Conjure Woman, was published in 1899. He also wrote several full-length novels and appeared on the lecture circuit. Some of his other works include The Passing of Grandison, The House Behind the Cedars, and The Colonel’s Dream.