THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK

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   Order Code: PEN124    ISBN : 9780451532053
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First published in 1903, this extraordinary work not only recorded and explained history—it helped alter its course.

Written after author W.E.B. Du Bois had earned his Ph.D. from Harvard and studied in Berlin, these 14 essays contain both the academic language of sociology and the rich lyricism of African spirituals, which Du Bois called "sorrow songs." Often revealingly autobiographical, the book explores topics as diverse as the death of Du Bois’s infant son and the politics of Booker T. Washington. In every essay, he shows the consequences of both a political color line and an internal one as he grapples with the contradictions of being black and being American.

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Publisher

Penguin

Pages

280

Grade

7 and up

ISBN

9780451532053