The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk

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First published in 1903, this eloquent collection of essays exposed the magnitude of racism in our society. The book endures today as a classic document of American social and political history: a manifesto that has influenced generations with its transcendent vision for change.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1996
ISBN: 9780140189988
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 D816sg 1996
Characteristics: xxxviii, 247 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Gibson, Donald B.

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The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.

(1903)
"'The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.' Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk. In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903, Du Bois dares as no one has before to describe the magnitude of American racism and demand ... Read More »


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pattyskypants
Feb 18, 2017

GORGEOUS writing, much of which was brilliant.

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1aa
Sep 10, 2016

This is a very interestingly written book - at times passionate, indignant, wise, lyrical, and knowledgeable. Each of the constituent chapters usually has a theme: employment, education, kinship structures, religion, but they are not too narrowly focused: it hangs together as a book by painting a gradually more thorough image of African Americans a little over a century ago. Altogether edifying, and enjoyable too.

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phantomas
May 24, 2013

It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history.

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