9780140189988

The Souls of Black Folk

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    9780140189988

  • ISBN10:

    014018998X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-04-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

"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," one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature. 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 an end to it. He draws on his own life for illustration, from his early experiences teaching in the hills of Tennessee to the death of his infant son and his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington. Far ahead of its time, "The Souls Of Black Folk" both anticipated and inspired much of the black conciousness and activism of the 1960's and is a classic in the literature of civil rights. The elegance of DuBois's prose and the passion of his message are as crucial today as they were upon the book's first publication.

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

The World of W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folkp. ix
Introductionp. xv
The Souls of Black Folkp. 1
Appendixp. 191
Endnotesp. 197
Inspired by The Souls of Black Folkp. 203
Comments & Questionsp. 205
For Further Readingp. 211
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