Quicklet On W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls Of Black Folk (CliffNotes-like Book Summary)

Quicklet On W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls Of Black Folk (CliffNotes-like Book Summary)

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Jasmine Evans is a graduate of Princeton University and native of Chester, Pennsylvania. At Princeton, she majored in Sociology and had a minor in African-American Studies. She currently lives… See more details below

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Quicklets are your reading sidekick -- use this while reading The Souls of Black Folk to learn more about the book!

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jasmine Evans is a graduate of Princeton University and native of Chester, Pennsylvania. At Princeton, she majored in Sociology and had a minor in African-American Studies. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her bunny, Penelope.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

Du Bois, author, educator, philosopher, and civil activist, wrote The Souls of Black Folk. Some of the chapters are written based on his personal experience. Throughout the book, he refers to himself in the first person. The book is very personal to him; it's more than just a sociological text.

Booker T. Washington

Washington was the first black man to visit the White House as a guest. His Atlanta Compromise, in which he emphasized industrial education over formal education and submission over protest, was widely popular around the time Du Bois published The Souls of Black Folk. Du Bois dedicates an entire chapter to criticizing Washington's role in the plight of black people at that time.

Josie

Josie is one of Du Bois's students in rural Tennessee. She wants to learn and wants to get ahead in life. Du Bois recognizes the qualities of a great leader within her. But she is held back because she is the primary source of economic and spiritual goods in her household. When Josie dies, Du Bois senses tragedy not just in the fact that she died but because of the potential that went with her.

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ISBN-13:
2940014100632
Publisher:
Hyperink Book Summaries, Analysis, Commentary
Publication date:
02/04/2012
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