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UP FROM SLAVERY

The autobiography of Booker T Washington is a startling portrait ofone of the great Americans of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The illegitimate son of 'a white man and a Negro slave, Washington, a man who struggled for his education, would go on to struggle for the dignity of all his people in a hostile and alien society.

THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK

W.E.B. DuBois's classic is a major sociological document and one of the momentous books in the mosaic of American literature. No other work has had greater influence on black thinking, and nowhere is the African-American's unique heritage and his kinship with all men so passionately described.

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN

Originally published anonymously, James Weldon Johnson's penetrating work is a remarkable human account of the life of black Americans in the early twentieth century and a profound interpretation of his feelings towards the white man and towards members of his own race. No other book touches with such understanding and objectivity on the phenomenon once called "passing" in a white society.

These three narratives, gathered together in Three Negro Classics chronicle the remarkable evolution of African-American consciousness on both a personal and social level. Profound, intelligent, and insightful, they are as relevant today as they have ever been.The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington is a startling portrait of one of the great Americans of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The illegitimate son of a white man and a Negro slave, Washington, a man who struggled for his education, would go on to struggle for the dignity of all his people in a hostile and alien society.W.E.B. DuBois's classic is a major sociological document and one of the momentous books in the mosaic of American literature. No other work has had greater influence on black thinking, and nowhere is the African-American's unique heritage and his kinship with all men so passionately described.Originally published anonymously, James Weldon Johnson's penetrating work is a remarkable human accout of the life of black Americans in the early twentieth century and a profound interpretation of his feelings towards the w3hite man and towards members of his own race. No other book touches with such understanding and objectivity on the phenomenon once called "passing" in a white society.These three narratives, gathered together in Three Negro Classics, chronicle the remarkable evolution of African-American consciousness on both a personal and social level. Profound, intelligent, and insightful, they are as relevant today as they have ever been.

Synopsis:

"Up from Slavery" by Booker T. Washington, "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. DuBois, and "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson--these three narratives, gathered together here, chronicle the remarkable evolution of African-American consciousness on both a personal and social level. Profound, intelligent, and insightful, they are as relevant today as they have ever been.

About the Author

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON, author, diplomat and musician, was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1871. He received his M.A. at Atlanta University in 1894, studied law, and in 1897 became a member of the bar. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Manappeared anonymously in 1912 and was acknowledged in 1927. This, and the works that followed --Fifty Years and Other Poems, 1917, God's Trombones, 1927, Black Manhattan, 1930, Negro Americans-What Now?, 1934 — proved him a vigorous and polemic writer in defense of his race. He died in an automobile accident in 1938.

Table of Contents

Up from slavery / Booker T. Washington — The souls of black folk / William E.B. Dubois — The autobiography of an ex-colored man / James Weldon Johnson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380015818
Introduction:
Franklin, John Hope
Editor:
Kurtines
Author:
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Author:
Johnson, James W.
Author:
Washington, Booker T.
Author:
by James W Johnson
Author:
Johnson, James Weldon
Author:
Kurtines
Publisher:
Avon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Tuskegee institute
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Johnson, james weldon, 1871-1938
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
19990201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
10.25 x 9.25 in 44.32 oz

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