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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963

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Works: 3,174 works in 8,313 publications in 6 languages and 284,700 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Essays  Poetry  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Personal correspondence  Prayers and devotions  Prayers 
Subject Headings: African Americans  Civil rights workers 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Honoree, Photographer, Interviewee, Performer, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: E185.97.D73, 973.0496073
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The souls of Black folk by W. E. B Du Bois( )

406 editions published between 1903 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 16,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1903, this collection of essays exposed the magnitude of racism in society. The book endures today as a classic document of American and political history
The souls of black folk : essays and sketches by W. E. B Du Bois( )

186 editions published between 1903 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 5,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains powerful arguments that show the problem of the position of black people in the US at the turn of the 20th-century. Du Bois identified three significant issues ('the color line'; 'double consciousness'; and 'the veil') that acted as roadblocks to true black emancipation, and showed how each of these in turn contributed to the problem of inequality. Du Bois carefully investigates all three problems, constructing clear explanations of their significance in shaping the consciousness of a community that has been systematically discriminated against, and dealing brilliantly with counter-arguments throughout
The suppression of the African slave-trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870 by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

111 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and German and held by 4,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.E.B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. DuBois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several
The Philadelphia Negro : a social study by W. E. B Du Bois( )

79 editions published between 1895 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1897, a young sociologist who was already marked as a scholar of the highest promise submitted to the American Association of Political and Social Sciences a "plan for the study of the Negro problem." The product of that plan was the first great empirical book on the Negro in American society. William Edward Burghardt DuBois (1868-1963), Ph. D. from Harvard (class of 1890), was given a temporary post as Assistant in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in order to conduct in-depth studies on the Negro community in Philadelphia. The provost of the university was interested and sympathetic, but DuBois knew early on that white interest and sympathy were far from enough. He knew that scholarship was itself a great weapon in the Negro's struggle for a decent life. The Philadelphia Negro was originally published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1899. One of the first works to combine the use of urban ethnography, social history, and descriptive statistics, it has become a classic work in the social science literature. Both the issues the book raises and the evolution of DuBois's own thinking about the problems of black integration into American society sound strikingly contemporary. Among the intriguing aspects of The Philadelphia Negro are what it says about the author, about race in urban America and about social science at the time, but even more important is the fact that many of DuBois's observations can be made - in fact are being made - by investigators today. In his introduction to this edition, Elijah Anderson traces DuBois's life before his move to Philadelphia. He then examines how the neighborhood studied by DuBois has changed over the years, and he compares the status of blacks today with their status when the book was initially published
John Brown by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

67 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the text of the 1909 biography of abolitionist John Brown, written by African-American intellectual and activist W. E. B. Du Bois. The book has been edited by David Roediger
The Negro by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

113 editions published between 1915 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first overall examination of the history of African and African-derived people, from their early cultures through the period of the slave trade and into the twentieth century."--Cover
The quest of the silver fleece by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

93 editions published between 1911 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Alabama and Washington, D.C., in the early part of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois's first novel weaves the themes of racial equality and understanding through the stark reality of prejudice and bias. Originally published in 1911 and conceived immediately after The Souls of Black Folk, Du Bois turned to fiction to carry his message to a popular audience who were unfamiliar with his nonfiction works. Du Bois addresses the fact that, despite the legal emancipation of African Americans, the instruments of oppression, in both the economy and government, remained in good working order. At the time he was writing, powerful white industrialists controlled the cotton industry, the "silver fleece" that depended, as it did during slavery, on the physical labor of African Americans. White Americans also controlled local and national government. In the novel, Blessed "Bles" Alwyn, a young man seeking formal education to improve himself, is captivated by Zora, a vivacious, independent woman who lives outside society in a mysterious swamp. Faced with shocking events in Zora's past and ambivalence about how a black man should integrate into American society, Bles pursues his goals and ends up in Washington to assist on a senator's campaign. While in the city, he meets successful African Americans--and falls in love--but he ultimately recoils from the hypocrisies they must endure in order to be accepted in society. Instead, he is compelled to return to Alabama and Zora, where he must face his greatest challenges and fears. With its frank and clear language, The Quest of the Silver Fleece is a remarkable portrait of racial prejudice at the turn of the twentieth century. Through the characters, Du Bois demonstrates the efficacy of self-sufficiency for those who face discrimination while championing the benefits of strength in diversity to American society as a whole
Black folk, then and now : an essay in the history and sociology of the Negro race by W. E. B Du Bois( )

34 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.E.B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several
W.E.B. Du Bois: a reader by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the writings of the late writer, educator, historian, and premier architect of the Civil Rights movement in the United States
Darkwater; voices from within the veil by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

97 editions published between 1920 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, fiction, and poetry by Du Bois addresses questions of race, class, and gender
Against racism : unpublished essays, papers, addresses, 1887-1961 by W. E. B Du Bois( )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 2,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, papers, and addresses which explains the author's views on racism
Writings by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian, sociologist, novelist, editor, and political activist, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was the most gifted and influential black intellectual of his time. This Library of America volume presents his essential writings, covering the full span of a restless life dedicated to the struggle for racial justice."--The publisher's website
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Black reconstruction in America : an essay toward a history of the part which Black folk played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America, 1860-1880 by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

75 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pioneering work in the study of the role of Black Americans during Reconstruction by the most influential Black intellectual of his time. This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society. Hailed at the time, Black Reconstruction in America 1860–1880 has justly been called a classic."--Amazon.com viewed Oct. 9, 2020
Prayers for dark people by W. E. B Du Bois( )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling in love with Luke, a talented football player with a promising future, Julie Ellis encourages him to see a doctor when he falls ill, and she is horrified when he is diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
Strivings of the negro people by W. E. B Du Bois( )

10 editions published between 1897 and 2009 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the full text of an article entitled "Strivings of the Negro People," written by the American educator, editor, and writer William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963). Notes that the article was originally published in the "Atlantic Monthly" in 1897, presented online by Carnegie Mellon University
The freedmen's bureau by W. E. B Du Bois( )

16 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Negro schoolmaster in the New South by W. E. B Du Bois( )

11 editions published between 1899 and 2009 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the training of black men by W. E. B Du Bois( )

9 editions published between 1902 and 1996 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift of Black folk : the Negroes in the making of America by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

34 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towering African-American scholar and civil rights campaigner Du Bois (1868-1963) described the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to US history and culture in 1924, when Jim Crow laws and segregated schools were the norm, and most people believed without thinking that only white Protestant males could be American heroes. His message must be sent again every generation until it is no longer news. Among the areas he surveys are Black explorers, labor, the emancipation of democracy, the freedom of womanhood, Negro art and literature, and the gift of the spirit. Annotation ♭2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The suppression of the African slave-trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870 John Brown The quest of the silver fleece Black folk, then and now : an essay in the history and sociology of the Negro race Darkwater; voices from within the veil Black reconstruction in America : an essay toward a history of the part which Black folk played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America, 1860-1880
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The souls of black folk : essays and sketchesThe suppression of the African slave-trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870The Philadelphia Negro : a social studyJohn BrownThe NegroThe quest of the silver fleeceBlack folk, then and now : an essay in the history and sociology of the Negro raceW.E.B. Du Bois: a reader
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Вільям Едуард Беркхардт Дюбуа

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