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W.E.B. Du Bois and race essays celebrating the centennial publication of The souls of Black folk / edited by Chester J. Fontenot, Jr. and Mary Alice Morgan, with Sarah Gardner. by

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Published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Du Bois, W. E. B. 1868-1963. -- Congresses.,
  • African Americans -- Race identity -- Congresses.,
  • United States -- Race relations -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

SeriesVoices of the African diaspora
ContributionsFontenot, Chester J., Morgan, Mary Alice., Du Bois, W. E. B. 1868-1963.
LC ClassificationsE185.97.D73 W1645 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination198 p. :
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3946583M
ISBN 100865547270
LC Control Number2001032639

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Today, a group of the nation's leading historians and sociologists celebrate the centenary of his project through a reappraisal of his book. Motivated by Du Bois's deeply humane vision of racial equality, the contributors draw on ethnography, intellectual and social history, and statistical analysis to situate Du Bois and his pioneering study in the intellectual milieu of the late 5/5(2). Du Bois was always a name I had heard of and wanted to learn more of his life. This first volume of this epic bio was truly a fascinating book. I had no idea of the animosity that existed between Du Bois and Booker T. Washington and how this complex relationship helped form modern racial theory for good and bad/5. W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and the City book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In , W.E.B. DuBois began research that resulted t /5(11).   W.E.B. Du Bois on Race and Culture book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Interpreting Du Bois' thoughts on race and culture in a 4/5.

This vast collection of the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois is organized under 15 headings to reflect the philosophical shifts and changes in a long and contradictory life. Each section is introduced by Lewis with commentary on where Du Bois stood historically in relation to issues of race and, where appropriate, elucidating on the issues/5(5). Du Bois studied at the University of Berlin, then earned his doctorate in history from Harvard in He taught economics and history at Atlanta University from The Souls of Black In , W.E.B. Du Bois (William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, pronounced 'doo-boyz') was born in Massachusetts/5. This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion on W. E. B. Du Bois, Biography of a Race by David Levering Lewis. This biography, published in , concerns the life of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois from his birth in . W.E.B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, author, editor, and activist who was the most important black protest leader in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. His collection of essays The Souls of Black Folk () is a landmark of African American literature.

"This book not only reassesses the role of W. E. B. Du Bois as a public intellectual but reappraises the impact of his seminal study on interpretations of the twentieth-century African-American experience…It offers an interdisciplinary critique that will shape scholarship in the twenty-first century."—Joe W. Trotter, Carnegie Mellon University.   Critiquing the role of masculinity in the work of such progressive historical figures as W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Miles Davis, Leadbelly, and the biographer C.L.R. James, Carby constructs a semiological and historical context for understanding both the inherent 'male centeredness' of black race leaders in the 20th century and the ways in Reviews: 2. These fourteen essays on race and race relations by writer, civil rights activist and scholar William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B) Du Bois (), originally published in ; should be required reading in Donald Trump's USA, where ignorance is king--in a recent You Tube video, an unschooled man in a park berates a woman proudly wearing a /5. Du Bois described the book as "the autobiography of a concept of race elucidated and magnified and doubtless distorted in the thoughts and deeds which were mine Thus for all time my life is significant for all lives of men."Alma mater: Fisk University, Harvard University, .