The Black Flame Trilogy: Book Three, Worlds of Color (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)

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.Du Bois called his epic Black Flame trilogy a fiction of interpretation. It acts as a representative biography of African American history by following one man, Manuel Mansart, from his birth in 1876 until his death. The Black Flame attempts to use this historical fiction of interpretation to recastand revisit the African American experience. Readers will appreciate The Black Flame trilogy as a clear articulation of Du Bois's perspective at the end of his life.The last book in this profound trilogy, Worlds of Color, opens when Mansart is sixty and a successful and established college president. Packed with political intrigue, romance, and social commentary, the book provides a dark, cynical view of the world and its relationship to the "Black Flame," orthe potential of black civilization. Building upon the drama of the previous two books, Worlds of Color delves into a more sinister, bleak, and doubtful future. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Brent Hayes Edwards, this edition is essential foranyone interested in African American literature.

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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:302 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroduction1. The American Negro's World2. The Color of England3. The Color of Europe4. The Color of Asia5. Color in the West Indies6. The Conference7. The Southern Worker8. The Free North9. The Itinerant Preacher10. Bishop Wilson11. Again World War12. Black America Fights Again13. Roosevelt Dies14. The Nations Unite15. The Attack on Mansart16. The Dismissal of Jean Du Bignon17. Adelbert Mansart and Jackie Carmichael18. Back to Africa19. The Sanctuary of Marriage20. DeathAfterwordWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography