Africa, Its Geography, People and Products and Africa-Its Place in Modern History (The Oxford W. E…

Paperback | March 15, 2014

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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'ssociological 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, andseveral works of history.Written in very accessible prose, these two booklets, originally published in 1930, allowed W. E. B. Du Bois to reach a wide audience with an interest in Africa. What is so incredible about the two Africa booklets is their lasting relevance and value to the study of Africa today. Coupling Du Bois'sbreadth of scholarship with his passion for the subjects, the analyses in these booklets are integral to the study of Africa. Many of his arguments foreshadowed the issues and debates regarding Africa in the twentieth century. Expertly synthesized in an introduction by Emmanuel Akyeampong, thisedition of the two Africa booklets is essential for anyone interested in African history.

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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'ssociological and historical research on Africa...

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has edited several major reference works, including Dictionary of African Biography, African American Lives, Africana, and African American National Bi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.24 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroductionAfrica, Its Geography, People and ProductsThe Geography of AfricaThe PeopleThe LanguagesThe ProductsPolitical Divisions of AfricaIndependent AfricaPartially Independent AfricaBritish Protectorates in South AfricaMandated TerritoriesBelgian AfricaFrench AfricaPortuguese AfricaSpanish AfricaAfrica - Its Place in Modern HistoryIndexWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography