Dark Princess (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois): A Romance

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.The Dark Princess is a story of magical love and radical politics, a romance facing obstacles in a white-dominated world. Du Bois's allegorical tale follows Mathew Townes from his political disillusionment to his association with a powerful and seductive revolutionary leader, Kautilya, the princessof the Tibetan Kingdom of Bwodpur. With Dark Princess, Du Bois explores the color line from a fantastical angle while inserting his signature sociological style. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Homi Bhahba, this edition is essential for anyoneinterested 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:274 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199387434

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroductionPart I. The ExilePart II. The Pullman PorterPart III. The Chicago PoliticianPart IV. The Maharajah of BwodpurWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography