In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America
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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The Authority of Du Bois
1 Politics Race and the Human Sciences
2 Intimations of Immortality and Double Consciousness
3 Du Boiss CounterSublime
4 Between the Masses and the Folk
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