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Darkwater by W. E. B. DuBois
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1920, this ground-breaking work by the pioneering African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) is not only original and probing in its brilliant ideas but also experimental in presentation, ranging from detailed socio-political analyses to lyrical and poetic presentations. After an opening autobiographical essay, Du Bois launches a series of critical commentaries on some of the most important issues pertaining to White-Black relations, including White bigotry, Black voting rights, and Black-White labour relations. Many of Du Bois' criticisms of a world social and economic system that marginalises people of colour still resonate today, especially in debates over globalisation. Another perennially relevant issue addressed in this book is the fate of Africa after colonialism. Du Bois' farsightedness in advocating for women's rights, in emphasising the critical importance of childhood education for all races, and in critiquing an unjust economic system that concentrates power and wealth in the hands of a few is as penetrating today as it was when he first penned his views over eighty years ago. With an insightful introduction by University of Florida Graduate Research Professor of Sociology Joe R. Feagin, this edition of a classic work in Black Studies makes available the influential ideas of a leading African American scholar and advocate of reform.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591020578
(215mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author W. E. B. DuBois
John Brown, Hardback (December 1996)
First published in 1909, this biography defends abolitionist John Brown against all detractors who saw him as a fanatic, fiend or traitor. It shows Brown as an unusual leader with a deeply religious outlook and a devotion to the cause of freedom for the slave.
Oxford W.E.B.DuBois Reader, Paperback (July 1996)
This reader reprints "The Souls of Black Folk" together with the later work, "Darkwater". The collection includes a range of DuBois' writing over the course of his lifetime, showing the evolution of his thinking on issues such as history, biography, segregation and education.
W.E.B.DuBois on Sociology and the Black Community, Paperback (July 1995)
This volume collects W.E.B. Du Bois' sociological writings from 1898 to 1910. The selections include discussion on the conception of sociology and sociological research, especially as a tool in the struggle for racial justice along with an assessment of race relations before and after World War II.
Freedom Road, Paperback (May 1995)» View all books by W. E. B. DuBois
The tale of a Southern black who became a congressman during the Reconstruction period that followed the American Civil War. This edition also contains primary source documents from the Reconstruction.
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