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The Souls of Black Folk

(Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics Trade Paper)

By W. E. B. Du Bois,Farah Jasmine Griffin

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| Paperback | 9781593080143

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One of the most influential books ever published in America, W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk is an eloquent collection of fourteen essays that describe the life, the ambitions, the struggles, and the passions of Af Continue

One of the most influential books ever published in America, W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk is an eloquent collection of fourteen essays that describe the life, the ambitions, the struggles, and the passions of African Americans at the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Du Bois was a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation’s history from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement. In The Souls of Black Folk, published in 1903, Du Bois argued against the conciliatory position taken by Booker T. Washington, at the time the most influential black leader in America, and called for a more radical form of aggressive protest—a strategy that would anticipate and inspire much of the activism of the 1960s. Du Bois’s essays were the first to articulate many of Black America’s thoughts and feelings, including the dilemma posed by the black psyche’s “double consciousness,” which Du Bois described as “this twoness—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings . . . in one dark body.” Every essay in The Souls of Black Folk is a jewel of intellectual prowess, eloquent language, and groundbreaking insight. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the struggle for Civil Rights in America.

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    Hermoso y poético libro de Du Bois donde ilustra la historia de aquellas voces negras silenciadas por la esclavitud, pero que logran liberarse a través de sus cantos en las algodoneras.

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    Testimonianza diretta di uno dei primi leader della nazione afroamericana

    WEB DuBois è "il Fondatore" dell'Università da cui parte la storia di Invisible Man di Ellison. Sostenitore non dell'integrazione per via legale ma della elevazione della razza nera grazie a lavori pratici e all'impegno quotidiano, è stato descritto ...(continue)

    WEB DuBois è "il Fondatore" dell'Università da cui parte la storia di Invisible Man di Ellison. Sostenitore non dell'integrazione per via legale ma della elevazione della razza nera grazie a lavori pratici e all'impegno quotidiano, è stato descritto come un pioniere del nazionalismo nero e, al contrario, come un ideologo dell'asservimento. Questo libro è ad ogni modo essenziale per come situa la musica al centro dell'espressione dell'esperienza afroamericana, ed è un testo che ha avuto un'enorme influenza, a tutt'oggi letto e commentato.

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    Francesco Martinelli said on Dec 28, 2008 | Add your feedback

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