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The Negro (Illustrated Edition)
     

The Negro (Illustrated Edition)

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by W. E. B. Du Bois
 

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Classic work by the civil rights activist and leader, sociologist, educator, historian, prolific writer, editor, poet, scholar, and socialist. The Negro is an overview of African-American history, tracing it as far back as the sub-Saharan cultures, including Zimbabwe, Ghana and Songhai, as well as covering the history of the slave trade and the history of Africans in

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Classic work by the civil rights activist and leader, sociologist, educator, historian, prolific writer, editor, poet, scholar, and socialist. The Negro is an overview of African-American history, tracing it as far back as the sub-Saharan cultures, including Zimbabwe, Ghana and Songhai, as well as covering the history of the slave trade and the history of Africans in the United States and the Caribbean.

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Library Journal
Du Bois's 1915 volume is one of the earliest histories of African peoples and their cultures. It runs from European colonization to the 20th century. (LJ 8/01) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Holt published the general history of African Americans in 1915, the year the death of Booker T. Washington left Du Bois (1868- 1963) as nearly the sole African American political and intellectual leader. Kenneth W. Goings (African-American and Africana studies, Ohio State U.-Columbus) contributes an introduction placing it in the context of his life and the times. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Kirkus Reviews
Hot on the heels of David Levering Lewis's second and final volume of his DuBois biography comes this scholarly yet engaged study of the African diaspora, first published in 1915, and left out of the collected DuBois published by The Library of America. Like Lewis, the editors no doubt considered this a minor work by the controversial intellectual (1868—1963), whose long career spanned the centuries, ending with this co-founder of the NAACP as a hardened communist. But Robert Gregg, who provides a helpful afterword here, argues the merits of a this wide-ranging narrative that begins with prehistoric Africa, follows the migrations to Egypt, the engagement with Islam, the self-sufficiency of pre—slave-era Africa, and the passages to the Caribbean and the US. Not just relevant in terms of DuBois's career, as Gregg documents, this even-tempered treatise serves as "history, anthropology, social commentary" and "as an elegy on the condition of migrancy." DuBois also anticipates the better Afrocentric scholarship, and the notion that race is a social construct. Important by any standard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406511215
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
09/20/2006
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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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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