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W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919

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This monumental biography--eight years in the research and writing--treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career: a crucial fifty-year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever the way Americans think about themselves.

David Levering Lewis is the Martin Luther King Jr., chair in the history at Rutgers University. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Woodrow Wilson International Center, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Humanities Center, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Educated at Fisk and Columbia Universities and the London School of Economics and Political Science, Professor Lewis is the author of several acclaimed books, including King: A Biography, When Harlem Was in Vogue, The Race to Fashoda. He and his wife live in Manhattan.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize

National Book Award Finalist

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

This monumental biography—eight years in the research and writing—treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career: a crucial fifty-year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever the way Americans think about themselves.

"A remarkable study . . . Mr. Lewis so vividly evokes the environments that shaped Du Bois that one almost participates in the life."Waldo E. Martin, Jr., The New York Times Book Review

"An engrossing masterpiece . . . A dazzling feat of scholarship performed with Lewis's customary grace of style."Nell Irvin Painter, The Washington Post Book World

"To say that Lewis's is the finest biography of Du Bois ever written hardly does justice to his performance. Until the publication of this superb new book, Du Bois's life had never received the treatment it deserves."Eric Foner, The Nation

"A marvel of scholarship and discernement. David Levering Lewis's remarkable, stunningly detailed book reshapes our understanding of Du Bois at so many points as to instantly become the standard biography."Martin Bauml Duberman

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Now in paperback, this Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and National Book Award Finalist presents the life story of the towering and controversial civil rights leader, focusing on a crucial 50 year period in his--and the nation's--life. "An engrossing masterpiece".--Washington Post Book World.

Synopsis:

This monumental biography--eight years in the research and writing--treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career: a crucial fifty-year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever the way Americans think about themselves.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-701) and index. "Selected writings of W.E.B. Du Bois": p. 703-708.

About the Author

David Levering Lewis is the Martin Luther King Jr., chair in the history at Rutgers University. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Woodrow Wilson International Center, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Humanities Center, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Educated at Fisk and Columbia Universities and the London School of Economics and Political Science, Professor Lewis is the author of several acclaimed books, including King: A Biography, When Harlem Was in Vogue, The Race to Fashoda. He and his wife live in Manhattan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805035681
Author:
Lewis, David Levering
Publisher:
John MacRae Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Du bois, w. e. b. (william edward burghardt),
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Civil rights workers -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Owl book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
DR 92-05
Publication Date:
19941231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plud 16 page black-and-white photo inser
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, this Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and National Book Award Finalist presents the life story of the towering and controversial civil rights leader, focusing on a crucial 50 year period in his--and the nation's--life. "An engrossing masterpiece".--Washington Post Book World.
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This monumental biography--eight years in the research and writing--treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career: a crucial fifty-year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever the way Americans think about themselves.

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