The Philadelphia Negro (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)

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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.First published in 1899 at the dawn of sociology, The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study is a landmark in empirical sociological research. Du Bois was the first sociologist to document the living circumstances of urban Black Americans. The Philadelphia Negro provides a framework for studying blackcommunities, and it has steadily grown in importance since its original publication. Today, it is an indispensable model for sociologists, historians, political scientists, anthropologists, educators, philosophers, and urban studies scholars. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates,Jr., and an introduction by Lawrence Bobo, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history and sociology.

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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:364 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroductionI: The Scope of the Study1. General Aim2. The Methods of Inquiry3. The Credibility of the ResultsII. The Problem4. The Negro Problems of Philadelphia5. Plan of PresentmentIII. The Negro in Philadelphia, 1638-18206. General Survey7. The Transplanting of the Negro, 1638-17608. Emancipation, 1760-17809. The Rise of the Freedmen, 1780-1820IV. The Negro in Philadelphia, 1820-189610. Fugitives and Foreigners, 1820-184011. The Guild of the Caterers, 1840-187012. The Influx of the Freedmen, 1870-1896V. The Size, Age and Sex of the Negro Population13. The City for a Century14. The Seventh Ward, 1896VI. Conjugal Condition15. The Seventh Ward16. The CityVII. Sources of the Negro Population17. The Seventh Ward18. The CityVIII. Education and Illiteracy19. The History of Negro Education20. The Present ConditionIX. The Occupations of Negros21. The Question of Earning a Living22. Occupations in the Seventh Ward23. Occupations in the City24. History of the Occupations of NegroesX. The Health of Negros25. The Interpretation of Statistics26. The Statistics of the CityXI. The Negro Family27. The Size of the Family28. Incomes29. Property30. Family LifeXII. The Organized Life of Negros31. History of the Negro Church in Philadelphia32. The Function of the Negro Church33. The Present Condition of the Churches34. Secret and Beneficial Societies, and Co-operative Business35. Institutions36. The Experiment of OrganizationXIII. The Negro Criminal37. History of Negro Crime in the City38. Negro Crime Since the War39. A Special Study in Crime40. Some Cases of CrimeXIV. Pauperism and Alcoholism41. Pauperism42. The Drink Habit43. The Causes of Crime and PovertyXV. The Environment of the Negro44. Houses and Rent45. Sections and Wards46. Social Classes and AmusementsXVI. The Contact of the Races47. Color Prejudice48. Benevolence49. The Intermarriage of the RacesXVII. Negro Suffrage50. The Significance of the Experiment51. The History of Negro Suffrage in Pennsylvania52. City Politics53. Some Bad Results of Negro Suffrage54. Some Good Results of Negro Suffrage55. The Paradox of ReformXVIII. A Final Word56. The Meaning of All This57. The Duty of the Negroes58. The Duty of the WhitesAppendix A. Schedules used in the House-to-House InquiryAppendix B. Legislation, etc., of Pennsylvania in Regard to the NegroAppendix C. BibliographyIndexWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography