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The Negro
     

The Negro

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by W. E. B. Du Bois
 

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This is a pioneering work on African-American history by the noted activist and scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois. Born in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois lived until 1963, one year before the March on Washington. He was a founder of the NAACP, and worked his entire life to lift what he called "the Veil", or segregation.

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This is a pioneering work on African-American history by the noted activist and scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois. Born in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois lived until 1963, one year before the March on Washington. He was a founder of the NAACP, and worked his entire life to lift what he called "the Veil", or segregation.

While some minor items in this book have been disproven, the vast majority of it still stands as one of the best books ever written on the subject, and an ideal supplement for any curriculum in world history. Du Bois covers a vast swath of African history, including the indigenous high sub-Saharan civilizations such as Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Songhai, the disasterous impact of centuries of the slave trade, and an overveiw of Black history in the Caribbean and the United States.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012899095
Publisher:
zuubooks.com
Publication date:
06/25/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
124
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) was an African-American sociologist, civil rights activist, and author. He was one of the founding members of the NAACP, and he is well-known for believing on full civil rights and disagreeing with Booker T. Washington’s argument that blacks remain subservient. His most famous book, The Souls of Black Folk, defines the term "double-consciousness" and remains a cornerstone of African-American literature.

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