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The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
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Jun 25, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, not-a-dead-white-guy, classics

Great book that covers post-Civil War race and class in the South. A particularly detailed and nuanced look at how the lightness or darkness of ones skin can impact ones social standing, even within a race. Unfortunately, the sad final lesson at the end of the book was: if you are an African-American woman you get screwed by both racism AND misogyny.

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Reading Progress

October 11, 2010 – Shelved
October 17, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction
April 29, 2017 – Shelved as: not-a-dead-white-guy
April 29, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
June 12, 2017 – Started Reading
June 25, 2017 – Finished Reading
July 4, 2017 – Shelved as: classics

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