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Souls of Black Folk

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ISBN-10: 0553213369

ISBN-13: 9780553213362

Edition: 1989 (Reissue)

Authors: W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Louis Gates

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"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."  Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk, one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature.  In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903, Du Bois dares as no one has before to describe the magnitude of American racism and demand an end to it.  He draws on his own life for illustration, from his early experiences teaching in the hills of Tennessee to the death of his infant son and his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington. Far ahead of its time, The Souls Of Black Folk both anticipated and inspired much of the black conciousness…    
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List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. He received a degree in history from Yale University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in 1979. He is a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and culture. He began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. He rediscovered what is believed to be the first novel published by an African-American in the United States. He republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983. He has written numerous books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of…    

The World of W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk
Introduction
The Souls of Black Folk
Appendix
Endnotes
Inspired by The Souls of Black Folk
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