The souls of Black folk

Author Du Bois, W. E. B
Language English
Publisher
New York: Bantam Books, 1989




Annotation:

This collection of essays by scholar-activist W. E. B. Du Bois is a masterpiece in the African American canon. Du Bois, arguably the most influential African American leader of the early twentieth century, offers insightful commentary on black history, racism, and the struggles of black Americans following emancipation. In his groundbreaking work, the author presciently writes that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line," and offers powerful arguments for the absolute necessity of moral, social, political, and economic equality. These essays on the black experience in America range from sociological studies of the African American community to illuminating discourses on religion and "Negro music," and remain essential reading in our so-called "post-racial age." A new introduction by Jonathan Scott Holloway explores Du Bois's signature accomplishments while helping readers to better understand his writings in the context of his time as well as ours.



Subjects :

  • United States
  • Blacks Addresses, Essays, Lectures
  • Race Relations
  • African Americans History
  • History
  • African Americans Social Conditions
  • United States Race Relations
  • African Americans
  • Afro-Americans
  • African Americans Study And Teaching (Higher)
  • African Americans Intellectual Life
  • African Americans Study And Teaching (Higher

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Reading Measurement Programs:


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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
1280L

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 12.0
Interest Level High School
Title Point Value 19

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Reviews :

(Bookbird)
A key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy advanced by Booker T. Washington, then the most influential black leader in America, would only serve to perpetuate black oppression. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) is the greatest of African American intellectuals a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation's history from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Fisk, Harvard, and the University of Berlin, Du Bois penned his epochal masterpiece, The Souls of Black Folk, in 1903. It remains his most studied and popular work; its insights into Negro life at the turn of the 20th century still ring true.
(PUBLISHER: Dover (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1994.(Dover (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1994.))

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Series :

Dover thrift editions-Kente classic-Unabridged classics-A Bantam classic-Tantor unabridged classics-Oxford world's classics-Penguin Twentieth-century classics-

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Bantam Books, 1989

Media Type: Language Material
xxxii 192 p.:
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"First published in 1903"-T.p. verso.
Dover (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1994.(Dover (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1994.),

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