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The Souls of Black Folk

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"The Souls of Black Folk," by W. E. B. Du Bois, is part of the ""Barnes & Noble Classics"" ""series, which offers quality editions at affordable ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Curran B

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by Curran B on Nov 3, 2011

Du Bois, writing in 1903, takes issue with Booker T. Washington?s gradualist paradigm of addressing race inequality and calls instead for immediate equal rights, regardless of race or gender. The first African American to receive a PhD form Harvard claims that ?the problem of the Twentieth Century ... More

Oberon46

Excellent and moving

by Oberon46 on Mar 2, 2011

This was beautifully written. Certainly he was describing the conditions of black people during his time, so it is a political/sociological treatise, but it was also almost poetic in places. I understand it was originally written as separate essays, but it flows beautifully. Well worth the read. More

dyana

Read Before U Leave College

by dyana on Jun 5, 2009

You must experience this book by reading it for the first time. I don't know how I left college without ever reading essential DuBois. The book is basically a snap shot of the historical events he witnessed, his observation and relations with people and commentary. The writing style AWESOME, complicated ... More

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