9780393973938

The Souls of Black Folk, A Norton Critical Edition

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    9780393973938

  • ISBN10:

    039397393X

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/17/1999
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

This collection of essays on African American history, culture,and society probes fundamental issues of race and justice and documentsDu Bois#xC3;#xA2;#xC2;#x80;#xC2;#x99;s conviction that the "soul" of the black community must bepreserved and revered.#xA0; The text reprinted here is that of the firstbook edition (1903). "Contexts" presents a fascinating collection of political andbiographical documents related to the text. Also included are eighteenphotographs that accompanied Du Bois#xC3;#xA2;#xC2;#x80;#xC2;#x99;s 1901 article "The Negro As HeReally Is." "Criticism" offers thirteen contemporary and recent assessments of DuBois and Souls, rounding out the picture of this enduring work.

Author Biography

Farah Jasmine Griffin is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York City

Table of Contents

Preface ix(28)
Acknowledgments xxxvii(2)
Note on the Text xxxix
The Text of The Souls of Black Folk
1(166)
Contexts
167(54)
POLITICAL CONTEXT
167(20)
Booker T. Washington
The Standard Printed Version of the Atlanta Exposition Address
167(4)
W. E. B. Du Bois
[Obituary of Booker T. Washington]
171(1)
Alexander Crummell
Civilization, the Primal Need of the Race
172(4)
W. E. B. Du Bois
The Conservation of Races
176(8)
The Niagara Movement: Address to the Country
184(3)
PERSONAL CONTEXT
187(8)
W. E. B. Du Bois
[Application Letter to Harvard]
187(1)
From A Negro Student at Harvard at the End of the Nineteenth Century
188(4)
[Celebrating His Twenty-fifth Birthday]
192(3)
PHOTOGRAPHS: A. Radclyffe Dugmore From The Negro As He Really Is
195(19)
W. E. B. Du Bois
Credo
214(7)
A Litany of Atlanta
215(6)
Criticism
221(144)
EARLY CRITICISM
221(15)
David Levering Lewis
From W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race
221(6)
William James
[Praise for Souls]
227(1)
[Anonymous] [Review of Souls]
227(3)
John Spencer Bassett
Two Negro Leaders
230(4)
John Daniels
[Review of Souls]
234(2)
MODERN CRITICISM
236(129)
Dickson D. Bruce Jr.
W. E. B. Du Bois and the Idea of Double Consciousness
236(9)
Robert Gooding-Williams
Du Bois's Counter-Sublime
245(18)
Nellie McKay
From W. E. B. Du Bois: The Black Women in His Writings--Selected Fictional and Autobiographical Portraits
263(10)
Susan Mizruchi
Neighbors, Strangers, Corpses: Death and Sympathy in the Early Writings of W. E. B. Du Bois
273(22)
Arnold Rampersad
Slavery and the Literary Imagination: Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk
295(16)
Eric J. Sundquist
From Swing Low: The Souls of Black Folk
311(35)
Shamoon Zamir
"The Sorrow Songs" / "Song of Myself": Du Bois, the Crisis of Leadership, and Prophetic Imagination
346(19)
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A Chronology 365(7)
Selected Bibliography 372

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