A Biography

Author: David L. Lewis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805088059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 893

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Chronicles the life of the civil rights leader, from his childhood and early education to his work with the NAACP and beyond, becoming one of the most noted African American activists of the century.
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Revolutionary Across the Color Line

Author: Billy V. Mullen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780745335063


Page: 192

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Born just five years after the abolition of slavery, W. E. B. Du Bois died the night before Martin Luther King delivered his I Have a Dream speech. In the many decades between, Du Bois contributed as much to the political and social advancement of African Americans as any other figure. This book offers an accessible brief introduction to the life and times of Du Bois. It takes in his many achievements, such as being the first black man to earn a PhD from Harvard and co-founding the NAACP, and sets them alongside the seismic political changes of the twentieth century many of which Du Bois weighed in on, including anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggles across Asia and Africa. Bill V. Mullen reveals a Du Bois who was focused not just on the immediate question of African American rights, but also took up the question of socialism, the rise of communism, and the complicated interrelationship of capitalism, poverty, and racism. The picture that emerges here is of a powerfully original thinker, fiercely engaged with the political, economic, and social questions of his day never letting up in his struggle to change the world for the better. "
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Author: William E. B. Du Bois

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936086072

Category: African Americans

Page: 319

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Author: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Publisher: Free Press


Category: History

Page: 376

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A collection of the fiction, speeches, and memoirs of the historian, sociologist, novelist, editor, and political activist features excerpts from The Talented Ten, The Souls of Black Folks, Dusk of Dawn, and Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880. Reprint.
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An Essay on Africana Critical Theory

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116821

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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W. E. B. Du Bois and the Problems of the Twenty-First Century utilizes Du Bois's thought and texts to develop an informed critical theory of contemporary society. This book broadens the base of critical theory, making it more multicultural, transethnic, transgender, and non-Western European philosophy focused by placing it in dialogue with theory and phenomena that had been heretofore woefully neglected. Taking the preeminent black intellectual of the twentieth century as his primary point of departure, Reiland Rabaka identifies and analyzes several key contributions that Du Bois and the black racial tradition offer to those interested in redeveloping and racially revising contemporary critical social theory. With chapters on critical race theory, postcolonial theory, feminism, and Marxism, this volume builds bridges from Africana Studies to disparate discursive communities, accessibly demonstrating Du Bois's, and the black radical tradition's, contributions to, and the potential impact on, a wide-range of new social scientific research and radical political struggles.
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Author: W. E. B. Du Bois,Herbert Aptheker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486460223

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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This classic novel by a renowned sociologist and civil-rights leader examines issues of race, class, and gender in early 20th-century America. Its romance between young lovers becomes increasingly urgent and dramatic in the shadow of the "silver fleece" — the cotton industry, which forms a nexus of Northern finance and Southern politics.
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The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois

Author: Gerald Horne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814773370

Category: History

Page: 363

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One of the most intriguing activists and artists of the twentieth century, Shirley Graham Du Bois also remains one of the least studied and understood. In Race Woman, Gerald Horne draws a revealing portrait of this controvertial figure who championed the civil rights movement in America, the liberation struggles in Africa and the socialist struggles in Maoist China. Through careful analysis and use of personal correspondence, interviews, and previously unexamined documents, Horne explores her work as a Harlem Renaissance playwright, biographer, composer, teacher, novelist, Left political activist, advisor and inspiration, who was a powerful historical actor.
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The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)

Author: Stokely Carmichael,Michael Thelwell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684850036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 835

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The personal story of the civil rights leader's work and life, published to coincide with the fifth anniversary of his death, discusses his witness to and experiences with the prison farms and lynch mobs of Mississippi, the firefights and political activism of the African liberation wars, and the efforts of Black Power and Pan-Africanism. 40,000 first printing.
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A Twentieth-Century Life

Author: Tonya Bolden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440688257

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, perhaps best known for his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk and as the founding editor of the NAACP?s groundbreaking magazine The Crisis, was ever a soul in motion for justice. Whether he was protesting Jim Crow laws and lynch mobs in the Deep South, advocating for the end of European Colonialism, or campaigning for world peace, Du Bois was always speaking out for others. This fascinating Up Close biography by award-winning author Tonya Bolden tells the story of how one man?tirelessly and never quietly? fought for equality until his death at age ninety-five.
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W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the Debate That Shaped the Course of Civil Rights

Author: Thomas Aiello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843589

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In the 20 years between 1895 and 1915, two key leaders—Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois—shaped the struggle for African American rights. This book examines the impact of their fierce debate on America's response to Jim Crow and positions on civil rights throughout the 20th century—and evaluates the legacies of these two individuals even today. • Offers a fresh exploration of the fascinating conversations and controversies between two of the most important African American leaders in history • Provides an in-depth exploration of these two important leaders' perspectives and views on America's response to Jim Crow and civil rights that leads to significant new conclusions about historical information • Presents the words of DuBois, Washington, and their allies as a conversation that enables readers to better understand the big-picture story of these two scholars
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Das Internet der Dinge: die nächste industrielle Revolution

Author: Chris Anderson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446436375

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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Alle können heute im Internet selbst kommunizieren, publizieren und sich informieren. Doch die eigentliche Revolution steht uns erst noch bevor: das „Internet der Dinge“. Mit wenig Aufwand und zu geringen Kosten kann jeder selbst Produkte designen und fertigen – Schmuck und Modellbauteile, Werkzeuge, Haushaltsgegenstände und vieles mehr. Wer eine schlaue Produktidee hat, kann etablierten Herstellern Konkurrenz machen, die Macht der Markenunternehmen wird gebrochen. Der Bestseller-Autor und Internet-Visionär Chris Anderson stellt in seinem neuen Buch den vielleicht faszinierendsten Megatrend vor, der unsere Welt von Grund auf verändern wird: den Trend zur Eigenproduktion.
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The Souls of Black Folk, The Suppression of the African Slave Trade, Darkwater, The Conservation of Races, The Economic Revolution in the South, Religion in the South, The Black North…

Author: W.E.B. Du Bois

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026883764

Category: Social Science

Page: 750

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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: The Souls of Black Folk The Suppression of the African Slave Trade Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South Of the Training of Black Men The Talented Tenth The Conservation of Races The Economic Revolution in the South Religion in the South Strivings of the Negro People The Black North: A Social Study
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Author: W. E. B. DuBois

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317466780

Category: History

Page: 432

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First published in 1909, W.E.B. Du Bois's biography of abolitionist John Brown is a literary and historical classic. With a rare combination of scholarship and passion, Du Bois defends Brown against all detractors who saw him as a fanatic, fiend, or traitor. Brown emerges as a rich personality, fully understandable as an unusual leader with a deeply religious outlook and a devotion to the cause of freedom for the slave. This new edition is enriched with an introduction by John David Smith and with supporting documents relating to Du Bois's correspondence with his publisher.
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Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506317898

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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W. E. B. Du Bois was a political and literary giant of the 20th century, publishing over twenty books and thousands of essays and articles throughout his life. In The Social Theory of W. E. B. Du Bois, editor Phil Zuckerman assembles Du Bois's work from a wide variety of sources, including articles Du Bois published in newspapers, speeches he delivered, selections from well-known classics such as The Souls of Black Folk and Darkwater, and lesser-known, hard-to-find material written by this revolutionary social theorist. This book offers an excellent introduction to the sociological theory of one of the 20th century's intellectual beacons.
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Anna Strunsky & William English Walling

Author: James R. Boylan

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558491649

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

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Relying on original historical materials, an illustrated biography traces the lives of an influential pair of American socialists--he a wealthy journalist-activist, she an aspiring novelist--in Russia in the midst of the 1905 Revolution. UP.
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Author: Stephanie J. Shaw

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469609673

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In this book, Stephanie J. Shaw brings a new understanding to one of the great documents of American and black history. While most scholarly discussions of The Souls of Black Folk focus on the veils, the color line, double consciousness, or Booker T. Washington, Shaw reads Du Bois' book as a profoundly nuanced interpretation of the souls of black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Demonstrating the importance of the work as a sociohistorical study of black life in America through the turn of the twentieth century and offering new ways of thinking about many of the topics introduced in Souls, Shaw charts Du Bois' successful appropriation of Hegelian idealism in order to add America, the nineteenth century, and black people to the historical narrative in Hegel's philosophy of history. Shaw adopts Du Bois' point of view to delve into the social, cultural, political, and intellectual milieus that helped to create The Souls of Black Folk.
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Author: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558491038

Category: African Americans

Page: 526

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Scholar, author, editor, teacher, reformer, and civil rights leader, W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was a major figure in American life and one of the earliest proponents of equality for black Americans. He was a founder and leader of the Niagara Movement, the NAACP, and the Pan-African Movement; a progenitor of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance; an advocate of anticolonialism, anti-imperialism, unionism, and equality for women; and a champion of the rights of oppressed people around the world. The three-volume Correspondence of W.E.B. Du Bois offers a unique perspective on Du Bois's experiences and views. In recognition of the significance of the Correspondence, the final volume was named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review. Herbert Aptheker has provided an introduction and notes to each volume, illuminating the circumstances and identifying the personalities involved in the correspondence. A long time friend and colleague of Du Bois, Aptheker is a well-known historian of the African American experience. In 1939 and again in 1969, he won the history award given by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Among his most prominent works are American Negro Slave Revolts and the three-volume Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States.
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The Education of an American Revolutionary

Author: Nelson Peery

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Documents the author's struggles for equality in the post-World War II years, recalling his Depression-era youth and awakening as a solder in the 93rd Infantry Division before his integration back into civilian life, a period marked by his shared struggles with African-American veterans, the McCarthy inquisition, and the 1965 Watts rebellion.
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Global Issues, Sociological Perspectives

Author: Melissa M. Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317796640

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Religion is a major force in contemporary society. It is also one of the least understood social and political influences on individuals and communities. In this innovative collection of original essays and classic readings, experts explore the significance of contemporary religiosity: as a source of meaning and motivation, how it unites and divides us, and how it is used politically and culturally. Readers will be introduced to the broad debates in ways that will equip them to analyze, discuss, and make their own judgments about religion and society. This book should be read by anyone interested in understanding religion as a central source of meaning and politics, and is ideally suited for undergraduate teaching on religion and social issues and from a global perspective.
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