The Souls of Black Folk (An African American Heritage Book) / Edition 1

The Souls of Black Folk (An African American Heritage Book) / Edition 1

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by W. E. B. Du Bois
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1604592133

ISBN-13: 9781604592139

Pub. Date: 01/17/2008

Publisher: Wilder Publications

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an African American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. The importance of his work to the success of the Civil Rights movement cannot be overestimated.

"In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an African American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. The importance of his work to the success of the Civil Rights movement cannot be overestimated.

"In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible solution to the problem of twentieth-century racism-scholarship, propaganda, integration, national self-determination, human rights, cultural and economic separatism, politics, international communism, expatriation, third world solidarity." -David Levering Lewis

The Souls of Black Folk propelled Du Bois to the forefront of the Civil Rights movement when it was first published. This hard hitting masterpiece is part essays, part memoir, and part fiction. More than any other book it brought home just how racist and unjust America could be, and demanded that African Americans be granted access to education and equality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604592139
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
01/17/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
83,919
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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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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