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The Souls of Black Folk

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The Souls of Black Folk

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W.E.B. Du Bois was the foremost black intellectual of his time. The Souls of Black Folk (1903), his most influential work, is a collection of fourteen beautifully written essays, by turns lyrical, historical, and autobiographical. Here, Du Bois records the cruelties of racism, celebrates the strength and pride of black America, and explores the paradoxical "double-consciousness" of African-American life. "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line," he writes, prophesying the struggle for freedom that became his life's work.

For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome and durable paperback books. A distinguished author has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice of the text, and notes.

ISBN: 9780679725190

ISBN-10: 9780679725190

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 02/19/1990 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/19/1990 - 12:00am

Pages: 256


American - African American

Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General

United States - General

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