The World and Africa and Color and Democracy (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.Collected in one volume for the first time, The World and Africa and Color and Democracy are two of W E. B. Du Bois's most powerful essays on race. He explores how to tell the story of those left out of recorded history, the evils of colonialism worldwide, and Africa's and African's contributionsto, and neglect from, world history. More than six decades after W. E. B. Du Bois wrote The World and Africa and Color and Democracy, they remain worthy guides for the twenty-first century. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and two introductions by top African scholars,this edition is essential for anyone interested in world 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:382 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroductionForewordThe World and Africa1. The Collapse of Europe2. The White Masters of the World3. The Rape of Africa4. The Peopling of Africa5. Egypt6. The Land of the Burnt Faces7. Atlantis8. Central Africa and the March of the Bantu9. Asia in Africa10. The Black Sudan11. AndromedaThe MessageWritings on Africa, 1955-1961Ghana and Pan-AfricanismThe Future of AfricaChina and AfricaThe Belgian CongoNigeriaAmerican Negroes and Africa's Rise to FreedomIndexColor and DemocracyContentsWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography