The souls of Black folk

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Social Science - 143 pages
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Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. With its singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, this book vaulted Du Bois to the forefront of American political commentary and civil
rights activism. It is an impassioned, at times searing account of the situation of African Americans in the United States, making a forceful case for the access of African Americans to higher education and extolling the achievements of black culture. Du Bois advances the provocative and influential
argument that due to the inequalities and pressures of the "race problem," African American identity is characterized by "double consciousness." This edition includes a valuable appendix of other writings by Du Bois, which sheds light on his motivation and his goals.

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User Review  - Habeeba B. - Goodreads

How does it feel to be the problem? A question cited by Du Bois as the underlining cause of racial tensions between whites and blacks so many, many years ago, but continues to resonate today? Of all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Donald Powell - Goodreads

This book was written during my grandparents' lives. Shame, outrage and sadness are inevitable for any reader with any sense of logic. That we still toil under the veil of racism is yet more shameful ... Read full review

Contents

THE FORETHOUGHT
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OF OUR SPIRITUAL STRIVINGS
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OF THE DAWN OF FREEDOM
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