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The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. Du Bois, is part of the #LINK<Barnes & Noble Classics># series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

One of the most influential books ever published in America, W. E. B. Du Boiss The Souls of Black Folk is an eloquent collection of fourteen essays that describe the life, the ambitions, the struggles, and the passions of African Americans at the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century.

The first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Du Bois was a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nations history from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement. In The Souls of Black Folk, published in 1903, Du Bois argued against the conciliatory position taken by Booker T. Washington, at the time the most influential black leader in America, and called for a more radical form of aggressive protest—a strategy that would anticipate and inspire much of the activism of the 1960s.

Du Boiss essays were the first to articulate many of Black Americas thoughts and feelings, including the dilemma posed by the black psyches “double consciousness,” which Du Bois described as “this twoness—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings . . . in one dark body.” Every essay in The Souls of Black Folk is a jewel of intellectual prowess, eloquent language, and groundbreaking insight. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the struggle for Civil Rights in America.

Farah Jasmine Griffin is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York City.

Synopsis:

One of the most influential books ever published in America, W. E. B. Du Bois's "The Souls of Black Folk is an eloquent collection of fourteen essays that describe the life, ambitions, struggles, and passions of African Americans during the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Du Bois was a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation's history from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement. In "The Souls of Black Folk, published in 1903, Du Bois argued against the conciliatory position taken by Booker T. Washington, at the time the most influential black leader in America, and called for a more radical form of aggressive protest--a strategy that would anticipate and inspire much of the activism of the 1960s.

About the Author

Farah Jasmine Griffin is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593080143
Introduction:
Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Introduction by:
Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Introduction:
Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Author:
Bois, W. E. B. Du
Author:
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Author:
Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
LITERATURE - LIT CLASSICS TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 0.6 in

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"Synopsis" by , One of the most influential books ever published in America, W. E. B. Du Bois's "The Souls of Black Folk is an eloquent collection of fourteen essays that describe the life, ambitions, struggles, and passions of African Americans during the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Du Bois was a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation's history from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement. In "The Souls of Black Folk, published in 1903, Du Bois argued against the conciliatory position taken by Booker T. Washington, at the time the most influential black leader in America, and called for a more radical form of aggressive protest--a strategy that would anticipate and inspire much of the activism of the 1960s.
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