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W.E.B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk


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?Few books make history and fewer still become foundational texts for the movements and struggles of an entire people. The Souls of Black Folk occupies this rare position.?

--Manning Marable

W.E.B. DuBois was the foremost black intellectual of his time. The Souls of Black Folk (1903), his most influential work, is a collection of fourteen beautifully written essays, by turns lyrical, historical, and autobiographical. Here, Du Bois records the cruelties of racism, celebrates the strength and pride of black America, and explores the paradoxical ?double-consciousness? of African-American life. ?The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line,? he writes, prophesying the struggle for freedom that became his life?s work.

Library of America Paperback Classics feature authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of America series and introduced by today?s most distinguished scholars and writers. Each book features a detailed chronology of the author?s life and career, and essay on the choice of the text, and notes.

The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from W.E.B. Du Bois: Writings, volume number 34 in the Library of America series; that volume also includes The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade, Dusk of Dawn, articles from The Crisis, and selected essays.

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BookPirate213, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by BookPirate213)
W.E.B. Du Bois is a master storyteller, and an extremely intelligent writer. His words flow with such ease it is almost shocking to me that this book is not considered a classic. At a time in history where blacks were not slaves anymore, but not quite seen as equals, Du Bois's clarity was, and still is, shockingly refreshing. Through reading this book I have come to appreciate the struggles of that time more than ever. There are a lot of things school doesn't tell you. Plus, I feel like I also understand Booker T. Washington better, through Du Bois's criticisms and comments. My eyes have been opened. I could not put this book down.
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Du Bois, W. E. B.
Library of America
Introduction by:
Wideman, John Edgar
Wideman, John Edgar
Wideman, John Edgar
Bois, W. E. B. Du
United States - General
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
African American Studies-Black Heritage
African American Studies-General
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Mass Market
Library of America Paperback Classics
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