Encyclopedia of the Negro: Preparatory Volume with Reference Lists and Reports

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The publication of the Encyclopedia Africana in 1999 was only the most recent attempt to summarize our knowledge of African and African diaspora peoples. Famed social scientist W.E.B. DuBois was involved in similar projects over half a century earlier. His prospectus for an Encyclopedia of the Negro, a document almost 200 pages long presented to the Phelps-Stokes Fund in 1946, outlined what he saw as the key issues and topics to be covered. This proposal is reproduced here, along with two sample entries DuBois prepared for the project and an analytical introduction from Eugene Provenzo. The project, unfortunately, stalled and was never completed. As a guide to the ideas of America's best known, most prolific thinker on race, this volume will be an essential reference.

Table of Contents

Encyclopedia of the Negro: Preparatory Volume with Reference Lists and Reportsp. 1
Introductionp. 7
Note to Second Editionp. 14
Need of an Encyclopedia of the Negrop. 15
Alphabetical List, With Notes on Major Subjects, and Bibliographical Suggestionsp. 23
Library Resources for Negro Studies in the United States and Abroadp. 171
Bibliography of Bibliographies Dealing Directly Or Indirectly With the Negrop. 191
"Memorandum on the Encyclopedia of the Negro" with Historical Introduction, List of Members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, Decisions as to Scope, Character of Articles, Organization, and Budget, and Attitudes of Learned Socieriesp. 199
Certificate of Incorporation and First Public Announcementp. 213
Photograph of the Board of Directors of the Encyclopedia of the Negro, Incp. 216
Sample Encyclopedia Entries Published in Phylon
W.E.B. Du Bois, "Pushkin," Phylon, I:3 (Third Quarter, 1940)p. 265
W.E.B, "Moron of Hampton and Tuskegee," Phylon I:4 (Fourth Quarter, 1940)p. 344
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