The Souls of Black Folk

By: W. E. B. Du Bois

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Book Details: 176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications


In this founding work in the literature of black protest, first published in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963) eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy would only serve to perpetuate black oppression. Essential reading for everyone interested in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.
176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications


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This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy advanced by Booker T. Washington, then the most influential black leader in America, would only serve to perpetuate black oppression.
Publication of The Souls of Black Folk was a dramatic event that helped to polarize black leaders into two groups: the more conservative followers of Washington and the more radical supporters of aggressive protest. Its influence cannot be overstated. It is essential reading for everyone interested in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.

Title: The Souls of Black Folk

Author: W. E. B. Du Bois

Categories: African American,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486280411

ISBN Number 13: 9780486280417

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 280411