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Darkwater: The Givens Collection

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W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the most celebrated intellectuals of the twentieth century, published andlt;Iandgt;Darkwaterandlt;/Iandgt; — a powerful collection of essays, verse and fiction — in 1920, two decades after his most famous book, andlt;Iandgt;The Souls of Black Folk.andlt;/Iandgt; Throughout his long life and extraordinary career as a scholar, activist, writer and educator, Du Bois's body of work illumined America's understanding of the "problem of the color line." While much of his early texts were sociological investigations of the Black community, the author increasingly incorporated autobiographical, poetic and spiritual elements into his works. The results are some of the most electrifying commentaries ever written on race and class in America. andlt;BRandgt; After decades of obscurity, this literary jewel is presented with a new introduction written by David Levering Lewis, author of andlt;Iandgt;W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963;andlt;/Iandgt; Lewis is the foremost scholar of the work of Du Bois. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;"If andlt;Iandgt;The Souls of Black Folkandlt;/Iandgt; achieved its singular impact through W.E.B. Du Bois's masterly interweaving of the personal and the universal in such a way that each appropriated something of the illustrative and symbolic value of the other, much of andlt;Iandgt;Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veilandlt;/Iandgt; was a cri de coeur in which the author's anger at the absurdities of racial prejudice crackled through the text like electric jolts that scorched, illumined, or stunned." andlt;BRandgt; — David Levering Lewis, from the Introductionandlt;/Bandgt;

Synopsis:

Seventeen years after writing "The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois published "Dark Water, a collection of essays, verse, and other pieces. The ideas DuBois expressed flowed directly into the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Postscript

Credo

I: THE SHADOW OF YEARS

A Litany at Atlanta

II: THE SOULS OF WHITE FOLK

The Riddle of the Sphinx

III: THE HANDS OF ETHIOPIA

The Princess of the Hither Isles

IV: OF WORK AND WEALTH

The Second Coming

V: "THE SERVANT IN THE HOUSE"

Jesus Christ in Texas

VI: OF THE RULING OF MEN

The Call

VII: THE DAMNATION OF WOMEN

Children of the Moon

VIII: THE IMMORTAL CHILD

Almighty Death

IX: OF BEAUTY AND DEATH

The Prayers of God

X: THE COMET

A Hymn to the Peoples

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743460606
Introduction:
Lewis, David Levering
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Introduction:
Lewis, David Levering
Illustrator:
Lewis, David Levering
Author:
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Author:
Rux, Carl Hancock
Author:
Bois, W. E. B. Du
Author:
Lewis, David Levering
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Manhattan
Subject:
Squatters
Subject:
Brownstone buildings
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
The Givens collection
Series Volume:
3.
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
series design
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 10.955 oz

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