Black Reconstruction in America (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois): An Essay Toward a History of the…

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.Black Reconstruction in America tells and interprets the story of the twenty years of Reconstruction from the point of view of newly liberated African Americans. Though lambasted by critics at the time of its publication in 1935, Black Reconstruction has only grown in historical and literaryimportance. In the 1960s it joined the canon of the most influential revisionist historical works. Its greatest achievement is weaving a credible, lyrical historical narrative of the hostile and politically fraught years of 1860-1880 with a powerful critical analysis of the harmful effects ofdemocracy, including Jim Crow laws and other injustices. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by David Levering Lewis, 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:672 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 1.38 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroductionTo the Reader1. The Black Worker2. The White Worker3. The Planter4. The General Strike5. The Coming of the Lord6. Looking Backward7. Looking Forward8. The Transubstantiation of a Poor White9. The Price of Disaster10. The Black Proletariat in South Carolina11. The Black Proletariat in Mississippi and Louisiana12. The White Proletariat in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida13. The Duel for Labor Control on Border and Frontier14. Counter-Revolution of Propery15. Founding the Public School16. Back Toward Slavery17. The Propaganda of HistoryBibliographyIndexWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography