The Souls of Black Folk / Edition 1

The Souls of Black Folk / Edition 1

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by W. E. B. Du Bois
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1420925857

ISBN-13: 9781420925852

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Neeland Media

Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. With its singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, this book vaulted W. E. B. Du Bois to the forefront of American political commentary and civil rights activism. The Souls of Black Folk is an impassioned, at times

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Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. With its singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, this book vaulted W. E. B. Du Bois to the forefront of American political commentary and civil rights activism. The Souls of Black Folk is an impassioned, at times searing account of the situation of African Americans in the United States. Du Bois makes a forceful case for the access of African Americans to higher education, memorably extols the achievements of black culture (above all the spirituals or 'sorrow songs'), and advances the provocative and influential argument that due to the inequalities and pressures of the 'race problem', African American identity is characterized by 'double consciousness'.

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ISBN-13:
9781420925852
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Note on the Text     xxiv
Select Bibliography     xxviii
A Chronology of W. E. B. Du Bois     xxx
The Souls of Black Folk     1
The Conservation of Races     179
The Talented Tenth     189
'Self-Review' and 'Fifty Years After'     206
Explanatory Notes     209

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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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