Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 1, 1999 - History - 746 pages
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The pioneering work in the study of the role of Black Americans during Reconstruction by the most influential Black intellectual of his time.

The pioneering work in the study of the role of Black Americans during Reconstruction by the most influential Black intellectual of his time.
 

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Contents

THE WHITE WORKER
17
HI THE PLANTER
19
THE GENERAL STRIKE
40
THE COMING OF THE LORD
83
LOOKING BACKWARD
128
LOOKING FORWARD
182
THE TRANSUBSTANTIATION OF A POOR WHITE
237
THE PRICE OF DISASTER
325
THE WHITE PROLETARIAT IN ALABAMA GEORGIA AND FLORIDA
487
THE DUEL FOR LABOR CONTROL ON BORDER AND FRONTIER
526
COUNTERREVOLUTION OF PROPERTY
580
FOUNDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL
637
BACK TOWARD SLAVERY
670
THE PROPAGANDA OF HISTORY
711
BIBLIOGRAPHY
731
INDEX
739

THE BLACK PROLETARIAT IN SOUTH CAROLINA
381
THE BLACK PROLETARIAT IN MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA
431

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About the author (1999)

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 August 27, 1963, after becoming a citizen of that country.

David Levering Lewis is the Martin Luther King Professor of History at Rutgers University & was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. "W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919" received the Bancroft, Parkman, & Pulitzer prizes, & was a finalist for the National Book Award & National Book Critics Circle Award. He also wrote "W.E.B. Du Bois: A Reader.

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