In Battle for Peace (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois): The Story of My 83rd Birthday

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.One of the most neglected and obscure books by W. E. B. Du Bois, In Battle for Peace frankly documents Du Bois's experiences following his attempts to mobilize Americans against the emerging conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. A victim of McCarthyism, Du Bois endured ahumiliating trial-he was later acquitted-and faced political persecution for over a decade. Part autobiography and part political statement, In Battle for Peace remains today a powerful analysis of race in America. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction byManning Marable, 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:184 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.39 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroduction1. About Birthdays2. The Council on African Affairs3. My Habit of Travel4. Peace Congresses5. The Peace Information Center6. My Campaign for Senator7. The Indictment8. The Birthday Dinner9. An Indicted Criminal10. The Pilgrimages for Defense11. Oh! John Rogge12. The Trial13. The Acquittal14. InterpretationsAppendixIndexWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography