Mamba's Daughters: A Novel of Charleston
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The author of Porgy portrays Charleston's comic social climbersWhen Mamba appears on the Wentworth doorstep, this shrewd woman takes the first step in surmounting a social barrier as thorny as any in early twentieth-century Charleston. For the sake of her family, Mamba navigates a comic, calculated path to the privelged class of African-Americans employed by Charleston's aristocratic white families.Set in the early twentieth-century, this classic novel transcends racial boundaries by intertwining the stories of three very different families in an amusing plot of deception, ambition, and social transformation.A new introduction by Don H. Doyle places Mamba's Daughters in its historical context and suggests that in the novel, Heyward challenges the harsh, unjust aspects of Southern race relations.

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    • Feb-1995
    • University of South Carolina Press
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1570030421
    • ISBN13: 9781570030420

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