The Souls of Black Folk
THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK is a classic work of American literature by W E B. DU BOIS. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published... show more
THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK is a classic work of American literature by W E B. DU BOIS. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works to deal with sociology.
Publish date: December 29th 2013
Publisher: Eucalyptus Press
Pages no: 142
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, African American
This book looks at everything, things I've never thought about when it comes to around the time of the end of slavery of blacks in the US. It talks about all the issues. Just because it was illegal, didn't mean everything fell into a good place for anyone involved. It talks about black/white prob...
This was at times deeply moving and at other times a little on the dry side, so I had a hard time paying attention. Still, there's no doubt this is an important set of essays and social studies of the turn of the century (1900s) and the lives of black people living at that time. Only 40 years had pa...
Larsen describes him as "peppery," and I like that. He's civil, but he's quietly laying haymakers. It's an important book. To a depressing extent, when we talk about racial injustice these days, we're still repeating DuBois.It is nonfiction - essays on the challenges Blacks face in the wake of the C...
This is a must-read, especially if you live in America.
I read an excerpt from this in a class and have wanted to come back to it since then. The book is somewhat different than I expected it to be. I thought it would be more of a philosophico-poetic treatise on the nature of being black in America. It actually is a series of linked essays. These ran...