Black Folk Then and Now (The Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois): An Essay in the History and Sociology of the…

Paperback | March 15, 2014

EditorHenry Louis Gates

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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.In Black Folk Then and Now, W. E. B. Du Bois embarks on a mission to correct the omissions, misinterpretations, and deliberate lies he detected in previous depictions of black history. An exemplary revisionist exploration of history and sociology, this essay reflects Du Bois's lifelong mission tobring to light the truths of Black history and expose the African peoples' noble heritage.W. E. B. Du Bois writes extensively about the color line, which he believed at the time of publication to be the defining problem of the twentieth century. In 1946, following the Holocaust, Du Bois revised his arguments, reshaping them into the narrative we find in The World and Africa. With aseries introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Wilson Moses, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American 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:338 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroductionPreface1. Negroes and Negroids2. The Valley of the Nile3. The Niger and the Desert4. Congo and Guinea5. From the Great Lakes to the Cape6. The Culture of Africa7. The Trade in Men8. Western Slave Marts9. Emancipation and Enfranchisements10. The Black United States11. Black Europe12. The Land in Africa13. The African Laborer14. The Political Control of Africa15. Education in Africa16. The Future of World DemocracyFurther ReadingIndexWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography