In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America

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Harvard University Press, Sep 30, 2009 - Philosophy - 350 pages
The Souls of Black Folk is Du Bois's outstanding contribution to modern political theory. It is his still influential answer to the question, "What kind of politics should African Americans conduct to counter white supremacy?" Here, in a major addition to American studies and the first book-length philosophical treatment of Du Bois's thought, Robert Gooding-Williams examines the conceptual foundations of Du Bois's interpretation of black politics.
 

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Contents

The Authority of Du Bois
1
1 Politics Race and the Human Sciences
19
2 Intimations of Immortality and Double Consciousness
66
3 Du Boiss CounterSublime
96
4 Between the Masses and the Folk
130
5 Douglasss Declarations of Independence and Practices of Politics
162
6 Inheriting Du Bois and Douglass after Jim Crow
210
Notes
257
Index
333
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Robert Gooding-Williams is Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

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