Book cover - The Souls of Black Folk - Author W.E.B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk

Author W.E.B. Du Bois

  • Release Date: 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Social Science

The Souls of Black Folk Summary


The Souls of Black Folk - "The Souls of Black Folk" is a classic work of American literature and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Written by W. E. B. Du Bois in 1903 this book holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology. Du Bois wrote this book from his own experiences as an African American in the American society.
William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois (1868 – 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909.
Contents:
Of Our Spiritual Strivings
Of the Dawn of Freedom
Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
Of the Meaning of Progress
Of the Wings of Atalanta
Of the Training of Black Men
Of the Black Belt
Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece
Of the Sons of Master and Man
Of the Faith of the Fathers
Of the Passing of the First-Born
Of Alexander Crummell
Of the Coming of John
Of the Sorrow Songs

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