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The souls of Black folk

Summary: The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. A singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, the book is a searing account of the situation of African Americans in the United States. This edition includes an invaluable appendix of contextualizing material. - ;'The problem of the twentieth-century is the problem of the color-line.'. Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. With its singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, this book vaulted W.E.B. Du Bois to the forefront of American political commentary and civil rights activism. The Souls of Black Folk is an impassioned, at times searing account of the situation of African Americans in the United States. Du Bois makes a forceful case for. the access of African Americans to higher education, memorably extols the achievements of black culture (above all the spirituals or 'sorrow songs'), and advances the provocative and influential argument that due to the inequalities and pressures of the 'race problem', African American identity is characterized by. 'double consciousness'. This edition includes a valuable appendix of other writing by Du Bois, which sheds light on his attitudes and intentions.

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  • OCLC: ocn300607400
  • ISBN: 9780192806789
  • ISBN: 0192806785
  • ISBN: 6611146946
  • ISBN: 9786611146948
  • ISBN: 9780191517563
  • ISBN: 0191517569
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 370 pages) : illustrations
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  • Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages xxviii-xxix).
Contents: The forethought -- Of our spiritual strivings -- Of the dawn of freedom -- Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others -- Of the meaning of progress -- Of the wings of Atalanta -- Of the training of Black men -- Of the Black belt -- Of the quest of the Golden Fleece -- Of the sons of master and man -- Of the faith of the fathers -- Of the passing of the first-born -- Of Alexander Crummell -- Of the coming of John -- The sorrow songs -- The afterthought.
Subject: African Americans

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