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“The Wife of His Youth”

“The Wife of His Youth” is a well-known story covering the issue of color line in the society. The legal segregation has separated the lives of both whites and blacks. However, there was also a line through which the public separated light-skinned blacks from the dark-skinned ones. Such distinction serves as a focus of the entire story written by Charles Chestnutt. During 19-20th centuries, the society associated light skin with education and refinement.

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