The Quest of the Silver Fleece: A Novel
After publishing "The Souls of Black Folk in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois turned to fiction to continue his vital message on race in America. In 1911 he published this well -written social protest novel. In "The Quest of the Silver Fleece," Du Bois artfully weaves themes of racial equality and understanding with the stark realities of prejudice and bias. In addition to having an engaging storyline, the novel addresses the fact that, despite the legal emancipation of African Americans, the instruments of oppression, in both the economy and government, were still at work. The novel is a stark portrait of racial prejudice in America at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Silver Fleece was black activist Du Bois's first foray into fiction. The 1911 novel remains true to the author's roots, as it tells the story of a Southern woman and Northern man, politics, power, finances, and corruption. Read full review