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The Souls of Black Folk (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

First published in 1903, this eloquent collection of essays exposed the magnitude of racism in our society. The book endures today as a classic document of American social and political history: a manifesto that has influenced generations with its transcendent vision for change.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1903, this work examines the veiled nature of black life and black "invisibility" within society. By describing his own encounters, Du Bois is concerned with the separation of the races, through segregation, psychology and through the attitudes of whites towards blacks.

Synopsis:

Du Bois' 1903 collection of essays is a thoughtful, articulate exploration of the moral and intellectual issues surrounding the perception of blacks within American society.

About the Author

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A brilliant student and natural leader, he experienced little prejudice during his early years; it was while attending Fisk, a Southern university for Negroes, that the young Du Bois first fully awoke to the realities of race in America. His response was to make the cause of the black people his own. After graduation from Fisk, he earned his Ph.D. from Harvard, studied in Berlin, and become one of the great pioneer sociologists. In 1903, The Souls of Black Folk appeared. This prophetic masterpiece was but the beginning of a long, often lonely crusade that saw Du Bois forced into an increasingly radical position in his search for a solution to the American racial dilemma. His final years were marked by disillusionment with his native land, renunciation of his citizenship, and final self-exile in Ghana, where he died in 1963 at the age of ninety-five.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Donald B. Gibson

Acknowledgments

Suggestions for Further Reading

THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK

The Forethought

I. Of Our Spiritual Strivings

II. Of the Dawn of Freedom

III. Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others

IV. Of the Meaning of Progress

V. Of the Wings of Atalanta

VI. Of the Training of Black Men

VII. Of the Black Belt

VIII. Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece

IX. Of the Sons of Master and Man

X. Of the Faith of the Fathers

XI. Of the Passing of the First-Born

XII. Of Alexander Crummell

XIII. Of the Coming of John

XIV. Of the Sorrow Songs

The Afterthought

Notes by Monica M. Elbert

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140189988
Introduction:
Gibson, Donald B.
Notes by:
Elbert, Monica E.
Introduction by:
Gibson, Donald B.
Introduction:
Gibson, Donald B.
Author:
Bois, W. E. B. Du
Author:
Gibson, Donald B.
Author:
Banks, James A.
Author:
McGee-Banks, Cherry A.
Author:
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Author:
Elbert, Monica E.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. U.S.A. :
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African-American & Black
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Curricula
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
TR92-1
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.66x6.36x.55 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1903, this work examines the veiled nature of black life and black "invisibility" within society. By describing his own encounters, Du Bois is concerned with the separation of the races, through segregation, psychology and through the attitudes of whites towards blacks.
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