W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and the City: "The Philadelphia Negro" and Its Legacy / Edition 1by Michael B. Katz
Pub. Date: 05/28/1998
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
In 1896 W. E. B. Du Bois began research that resulted three years later in the publication of his great classic of urban sociology and history, The Philadelphia Negro. Today, a group of the nation's leading historians and sociologists celebrate the centenary of his project through a reappraisal of his book. Motivated by Du Bois's deeply humane vision of/i>… See more details below
In 1896 W. E. B. Du Bois began research that resulted three years later in the publication of his great classic of urban sociology and history, The Philadelphia Negro. Today, a group of the nation's leading historians and sociologists celebrate the centenary of his project through a reappraisal of his book. Motivated by Du Bois's deeply humane vision of racial equality, the contributors draw on ethnography, intellectual and social history, and statistical analysis to situate Du Bois and his pioneering study in the intellectual milieu of the late nineteenth century, consider his contributions to the subsequent social scientific and historical studies of the city, and assess the contemporary meaning of his work. Together these essays show that The Philadelphia Negro remains as vital and relevant a book at the end of the twentieth century as it was at the start.
Contributors include Elijah Anderson, Mia Bay, V. P. Franklin, Robert Gregg, Thomas C. Holt, Tera W. Hunter, Jacqueline Jones, Antonio McDaniel, and Carl Husemoller Nightingale.
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Table of Contents
|Note on the Editions|
|Introduction: The Context of The Philadelphia Negro||1|
|Pt. I||DuBois and the Color Line||39|
|1||"The World Was Thinking Wrong About Race": The Philadelphia Negro and Nineteenth-Century Science||41|
|2||W.E.B. DuBois's Archaeology of Race: Re-Reading "The Conservation of Races"||61|
|3||Giant Steps: W.E.B. DuBois and the Historical Enterprise||77|
|Pt. II||DuBois's Philadelphia||101|
|4||"Lifework" and Its Limits: The Problem of Labor in The Philadelphia Negro||103|
|5||"The 'Brotherly Love' for Which This City Is Proverbial Should Extend to All": The Everyday Lives of Working-Class Women in Philadelphia and Atlanta in the 1890s||127|
|Pt. III||The Problem of the Twentieth Century||153|
|6||The "Philadelphia Negro" Then and Now: Implications for Empirical Research||155|
|7||Operation Street Corner: The Wharton Centre and the Juvenile Gang Problem in Philadelphia, 1945-1958||195|
|8||The Global Inner City: Toward a Historical Analysis||217|
|9||Drugs and Violence in the Inner City||259|
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