(From the publisher):
Published in 1901, this brilliant and innovative novel recounts the tragic history of two families against the backdrop of post-Reconstruction and the impending segregated society that was to dominate the American South until the middle of the 20th century. The central event of the novel is based on the Wilmington, North Carolina race riot of 1898, a virtual massacre engineered by white supremacist forces and an inflammatory Southern press.
Original title: The Marrow of Tradition
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Black (african-american)