Negro by W. E. B. Du Bois
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Negro
By W. E. B. Du Bois

The Negro

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Negro by W. E. B. Du Bois

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This classic treatise by W E B Du Bois (1868-1963), the most important African American leader of the first half of the twentieth century and the cofounder of the NAACP, presents a brief history of Africa and people of African descent. To appreciate this pioneering work, published in 1915, it is important to recall the historical context of American society at the start of the last century. As historian Kenneth Goings points out in his introduction, during the first half of Du Bois's life, there were between 3000 and 5000 lynchings of African American men, women, and children; separation of the races was upheld by the Supreme Court (Plessy v Ferguson, 1896); the vast majority of black Americans lived in abject poverty; and bogus racial theories that invariably put African Americans at the bottom of a racial hierarchy were commonly accepted, even in educated circles. More than eighty-five years after its first publication, "The Negro" is still well worth reading as a groundbreaking work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573929608
ISBN-10: 1573929603
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 243
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author W. E. B. Du Bois

Darkwater by W. E. B. Du Bois Darkwater, Paperback (November 2016)

Essential reading for students of African-American history

W. E. B. Du Bois: Selections from His Writings by W. E. B. Du Bois W. E. B. Du Bois: Selections from His Writings, Paperback (May 2014)

Lesser-known writings include "Strivings of the Negro People," "A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South," "The Talented Tenth," "Address to the Nation: The Niagara Movement Speech," "Evolution of the Race Problem," and more.

Philadelphia Negro (the Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois) by W. E. B. Du Bois Philadelphia Negro (the Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois), Paperback (February 2014)

Originally published: Philadelphia: The University, 1899, in series: Publications of the University of Pennsylvania. Series in political economy and public law. With new introd.

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