W. E. B. Du Bois, 1919-1963: The Fight for Equality and the American Century

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Macmillan, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 715 pages
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This second volume of what is already a classic work begins with the triumphal return from WWI of African American veterans to the shattering reality of racism and lynching even as America discovers the New Negro of literature and art. In stunning detail, Lewis chronicles the little-known political agenda behind the Harlem Renaissance and Du Bois's relentless fight for equality and justice, including his steadfast refusal to allow whites to interpret the aspirations of black America. Seared by the rejection of terrified liberals and the black bourgeoisie during the Communist witch-hunts, Du Bois ended his days in uncompromising exile in newly independent Ghana. In re-creating the turbulent times in which he lived and fought, Lewis restores the inspiring and famed Du Bois to his central place in American history.
 

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W.E.B. DU BOIS: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963

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Picking up where he left off seven years ago, Lewis (The Race to Fashoda, 1988, etc.) continues his authoritative biography of the African-American intellectual and activist William Edward Burghardt ... Read full review

W. E. B. DuBois

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Lewis has again analyzed the historical record with the utmost care to produce this second volume of his highly acclaimed 1993 biography (W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919) of the founder ... Read full review

Contents

THE REASON WHY
1
DU BOIS AND GARVEY TWO PANAFRICAS
37
ON BEING CRAZY AND SOMEWHAT DEVIOUS
85
REARRANGING ETHIOPIA ABROAD AND AT HOME
118
CIVIL RIGHTS BY COPYRIGHT
153
BOLSHEVIKS AND DARK PRINCESSES
183
THE POSSIBILITY OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
229
HOLDING ON AMOROUSLY AND ANGRILY
266
DICTATORSHIPS COMPARED GERMANY RUSSIA CHINA JAPAN
388
ATLANTA THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE
422
ATLANTA SOLDIERING ON
454
AGAINST THE GRAIN FROM THE NAACP TO THE FAR LEFT
496
EXEUNT
554
PERSONS INTERVIEWED
573
NOTES
575
INDEX
689

A NEW RACIAL PHILOSOPHY
302
ATLANTA BLACK RECONSTRUCTION AND CASANOVA UNBOUND
349

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David Levering Lewis is the Martin Luther King Jr., University Professor in the history department at Rutgers University. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Woodrow Wilson International Center, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Humanities Center, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Educated at Fisk and Columbia universities and the London School of Economics and Political Science, Professor Lewis is the author of several acclaimed books, including King: A Biography, When Harlem Was in Vogue, The Race to Fashoda, and his two-volume Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of W.E.B. Du Bois. He and his wife live in Manhattan.

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