Chesnutt, Charles W.
Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858 - 1932) was an African - American novelist, short - story writer, political activist, and essayist. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Chesnutt is famous for his novels and short stories, in which he explores the problems of social and ethnic identity created in the United States by slavery. He is regarded as a consummate American writer of fiction of the late - 19th - century. Chesnutt's famous works include The Wife of His Youth (1899) andThe Marrow of Tradition (1901).
Charles Waddell Chesnutt was an African-American prolific novelist, critic, short-story writer and political activist. In his writings, he explored racism and other social themes dealing with the exploitation of the Southern Afro-Americans.