The Souls of Black Folk (Norton Critical Editions Series) / Edition 1

The Souls of Black Folk (Norton Critical Editions Series) / Edition 1

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by W. E. B. Du Bois
     
 

ISBN-10: 039397393X

ISBN-13: 9780393973938

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.
This collection of essays on African American history, culture, and society probes fundamental issues of race and justice and documents Du Bois’s conviction that the "soul" of the black community must be preserved and…  See more details below

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When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.
This collection of essays on African American history, culture, and society probes fundamental issues of race and justice and documents Du Bois’s conviction that the "soul" of the black community must be preserved and revered. The text reprinted here is that of the first book edition (1903).
"Contexts" presents a fascinating collection of political and biographical documents related to the text. Also included are eighteen photographs that accompanied Du Bois’s 1901 article "The Negro As He Really Is."
"Criticism" offers thirteen contemporary and recent assessments of Du Bois and Souls, rounding out the picture of this enduring work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393973938
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Norton Critical Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
238,189
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Biographical Note
Introduction
The Forethought
IOf Our Spiritual Strivings3
IIOf the Dawn of Freedom15
IIIOf Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others43
IVOf the Meaning of Progress62
VOf the Wings of Atalanta76
VIOf the Training of Black Men89
VIIOf the Black Belt111
VIIIOf the Quest of the Golden Fleece136
IXOf the Song of Master and Man164
XOf the Faith of the Fathers190
XIOf the Passing of the First-Born209
XIIOf Alexander Crummell217
XIIIOf the Coming of John230
XIVOf the Sorrow Songs252
The Afterthought268

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The Souls Of Black Folk 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Lee4 More than 1 year ago
Very good book I read the book in college, and the second time I get a better understanding of Du Bois.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book "rocked my socks" from page one. DuBois writes, not as a victim of society, but as the proud member of an advanced society. He describes the "ways" -- the culture, society, beliefs, traditions, songs, meanings, faith, strengths, and hopes of African American people. He sets many misbeliefs right. He corrects many wrong impressions. He speaks the unspoken for the silent. This powerful book gave permission to a culture, validations for success in education, and political rise to the civil rights movements after his death. A graduate of Harvard and a founder of universities and the NAACP, DuBois is an "intellectual engine" for his generation. I found this book of essays a profound and important keystone in American history.
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Great book
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