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

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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., New York Times Book Review

Review:

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

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"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

Book News Annotation:

A literate, meticulously researched biography of the complex scholar/activist DuBois, premier architect of the civil rights movement in the United States.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-708) and index.

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.

Table of Contents

v. 1. Biography of a race, 1868-1919 — v. 2. The fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805026214
Subtitle:
Biography of a Race, 1868-1919
Author:
Levering Lewis, David
Author:
Levering Lewis, David
Publisher:
H. Holt
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
12364
Publication Date:
1993
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
735 p.

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Product details 735 p. pages H. Holt - English 9780805026214 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A remarkable study....Mr. Lewis so vividly evokes the environments that shaped Du Bois that one almost participates in the life."
"Review" by , "An engrossing masterpiece....A dazzling feat of scholarship performed with Lewis's customary grace of style."
"Review" by , "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."
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