The souls of Black folk

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Social Science - 143 pages
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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 Du Bois to the forefront of American political commentary and civil
rights activism. It is an impassioned, at times searing account of the situation of African Americans in the United States, making a forceful case for the access of African Americans to higher education and extolling the achievements of black culture. Du Bois 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 writings by Du Bois, which sheds light on his motivation and his goals.

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WEB Du Bois was many things: pioneering social scientist, historian, activist, social critic, writer—and, most of all, a heck of a lot smarter than me. I say this because, while reading these essays ... Read full review

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Though published in 1903 during a period of radical readjustment in their experience, "The Souls of Black Folks" remains a deeply prescient text laying the intellectual groundwork for all future ... Read full review

Contents

THE FORETHOUGHT
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OF OUR SPIRITUAL STRIVINGS
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OF THE DAWN OF FREEDOM
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