The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk

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When first published in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk struck like a thunderclap, quickly establishing itself as a work that wholly redefined the history of the black experience in America, introducing the now famous 'problem of the color line.' In decades since, its stature has only grown, and today it ranks as one of the most influential and resonant works in the history of American thought.This centennial edition contains a landmark Introduction by historian David Levering Lewis that brilliantly demonstrates how The Souls of Black Folk remains indispensable not only to an understanding of the history of race and democracy in America but to considerations of the future of racial and cultural comity in the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1996, 1989.
ISBN: 9780375509117
9780140189988
014018998X
Branch Call Number: 973. 0496 DU
Characteristics: xxxviii, 247 p. : music ; 20 cm.

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LibPaul21978
Sep 02, 2019

Cited in "A Good American Family" and referenced in the Frederick Douglass Prophet of Freedom book. I believe Du Bois saw Frederick Douglass speak at a Conference in Charleston in about 1890 when Du Bois was only 18.

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lukasevansherman
Mar 18, 2019

Even if you haven't read this, you're probably familiar with at least two ideas from it: 1. that to be black in America is to be part of 2 worlds and to experience "double-consciousness" 2. that the "problem of the color-line" will define the 20th century. This is a book that all Americans should read, but my inadequate education neglected (Thanks public schools). Also see Frederick Douglass' "Narrative" and Booker T. Washington's "Up from Slavery."

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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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