W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

by Stephanie J. Shaw

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W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk


W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

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Opens up new vistas on how to rescue teleology from the tight grip of postmodern despair while avoiding the ghosts of nineteenth-century essentialisms.— Journal of American History

Offers a deeper examination into the philosophical, religious, and intellectual aims that unfortunately have received only minimal attention in scholarship past. . . . Place[s] itself at the forefront of contemporary Du Bois scholarship.—Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians

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The University of North Carolina Press
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The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
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6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Shaw's ambitious and provocative book uncovers Du Bois' deliberate use of Hegel's phenomenology and philosophy of history. As Du Bois saw it, slavery and the failure of Reconstruction prevented whites as well as blacks from coming to self-consciousness and kept all Americans from the realization of freedom.—James Kloppenberg, Harvard University

Meet the Author

Stephanie J. Shaw is professor of history at the Ohio State University and author of What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era.

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