Charles Chesnutt and Short Stories

[By Kenton Rambsy]
The “100 Novels Project” celebrates the 158-year novel history of African American literature. Using the “100 Novels” bibliography, I analyze over 8 dozen assorted factors related to each particular novel as well as the author who wrote it.
Taking a closer look at the data I gathered on each author, I noticed that many of the authors in the collection utilized multiple literary genres to create artistic representations about black life. I then decided to focus more on the short fiction form and identify novelists who, in fact, were better known as short story writers. I have identified five authors who were/are better known as short story writers, but occasionally wrote novels.

Today, I have provided the titles for short stories written by Charles Chesnutt.
The Conjure Woman, and Other Conjure Tales (1899)
The Goophered Grapevine
Po’ Sandy
Mars Jeems’s Nightmare
The Conjurere’s Revenge
Sis’ Becky’s Pickaninny
The Gray Wolf’s Ha’nt
Hot-Foot Hannibal
 Dave’s Neckliss
A Deep Sleeper
Lonesome Ben
The Dumb Witness
A Victim of Heredity; of, Why
The Darkey Loves Chicken
Tobe’s Tribulations
The Marked Tree
The Wife of His Youth
Her Virginia Mammy
The Sheriff’s Children
A Matter of Principle
Cicely’s Dream
The Passing of Grandison
Uncle Wellington’s Wives
The Bouquet
The Web of Circumstance