W. E. B. du Bois A Reader

ISBN-10: 0805032649
ISBN-13: 9780805032642
Edition: 1995 (Revised)
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Description: The essential writings of Du Bois have been selected and edited by David Levering Lewis, his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 2/15/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

The essential writings of Du Bois have been selected and edited by David Levering Lewis, his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer.

Civil rights leader and author, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868. He earned a B.A. from both Harvard and Fisk universities, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and studied at the University of Berlin. He taught briefly at Wilberforce University before he came professor of history and economics at Atlanta University in Ohio (1896-1910). There, he wrote The Souls of Black Folk (1903), in which he pointed out that it was up to whites and blacks jointly to solve the problems created by the denial of civil rights to blacks. In 1905, Du Bois became a major figure in the Niagara Movement, a crusading effort to end discrimination. The organization collapsed, but it prepared the way for the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in which Du Bois played a major role. In 1910, he became editor of the NAACP magazine, a position he held for more than 20 years. Du Bois returned to Atlanta University in 1932 and tried to implement a plan to make the Negro Land Grant Colleges centers of black power. Atlanta approved of his idea, but later retracted its support. When Du Bois tried to return to NAACP, it rejected him too. Active in several Pan-African Congresses, Du Bois came to know Fwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, and Jono Kenyatta the president of Kenya. In 1961, the same year Du Bois joined the Communist party, Nkrumah invited him to Ghana as a director of an Encyclopedia Africana project. He died there on Aug. 27, 1963, after becoming a citizen of that country.

Introduction
Jefferson Davis as a Representative of Civilization
The Conservation of Races
Of Our Spiritual Strivings
Of the Meaning of Progress
The Color Line Belts the World
The First Universal Races Congress
The Negro Problems
The Gift of the Spirit
The Black Man Brings His Gifts
The Negro College
On Being Ashamed of Oneself: An Essay on Race Pride
The Present Plight of the German Jew
Japanese Colonialism
Shanghai
Japan, Color, and Afro-Americans
Negroes Have an Old Culture
Gandhi and the American Negroes
China and Africa
Negro Education
Gifts and Education
A Negro Student at Harvard at the End of the Nineteenth Century
The Burden of Black Women
The Black Mother
Hail Columbia!
Woman Suffrage
The Damnation of Women
Sex and Racism
Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
The Parting of the Ways
Back to Africa
A Lunatic or a Traitor
Marcus Garvey and the NAACP
Leadership Is Vital
The Talented Tenth: Memorial Address
The Present Leadership of American Negroes
Will the Great Gandhi Live Again?
Crusader Without Violence
The Niagara Movement: Address to the Country
NAACP
Social Equality and Racial Intermarriage
On Being Crazy
The Tuskegee Hospital
The Amenia Conference
Propaganda and World War
Doubts Gandhi Plan
The Negro Since 1900: A Progress Report
What Is the Meaning of "All Deliberate Speed"?
A Program of Reason, Right and Justice for Today
China
A Litany of Atlanta
Another Open Letter to Woodrow Wilson
Houston
The Arkansas Riots
The Souls of White Folk
Haiti
Reduced Representation in Congress
The Superior Race
Lynchings
An Estimate of FDR
From McKinley to Wallace: My Fifty Years as an Independent
Jesus Christ in Texas
The Younger Literary Movement
A Negro Art Renaissance
Criteria of Negro Art
On Carl Van Vechten's Nigger Heaven
Mencken
Passing
Black No More
Brothers, Come North
The Negro and Radical Thought
The American Federation of Labor and the Negro
Marxism and the Negro Problem
Behold the Land
The Class Struggle
Segregation
Separation and Self-Respect
A Negro Nation Within the Nation
The C.M.A. Stores
Socialism and the Negro Problem
Russia, 1926
The Negro and Communism
The Black Worker
Lifting from the Bottom
My Evolving Program for Negro Freedom
"There Must Come a Vast Social Change in the United States"
Negroes and the Crisis of Capitalism in the United States
The Vast Miracle of China Today
Application for Membership in the Communist Party of the United States of America
To the Nations of the World
The African Roots of the War
The Negro's Fatherland
"What Is Africa to Me?"
Africa for the Africans
A Second Journey to Pan-Africa
Little Portraits of Africa
The Pan-African Congresses: The Story of a Growing Movement
The Disfranchised Colonies
On Britain and Africa
Whites in Africa After Negro Autonomy
Close Ranks
An Essay Toward a History of the Black Man in the Great War
Germany and Hitler
Africa
Closing Ranks Again
The Negro and the War
Negro's War Gains and Losses
Peace: Freedom's Road for Oppressed Peoples
None Who Saw Paris Will Ever Forget
Opposition to Military Assistance Act of 1949
Russophobia
The Marshall Plan
The Trial
My Campaign for Senator
The Rosenbergs: Ethel and Michael, Robert and Julius
On Stalin
The Real Reason Behind Robeson's Persecution
Acknowledgments

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