The Souls of Black Folk
Publish date: July 15th 2006
Pages no: 264
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...
Wow, what a book. If you haven't read it, you should. It should be an essential American text. Du Bois' way with words is staggering and he deals fairly with the past and takes a long hard look at the world around him. He seemed like a very good man, in all senses of the word.
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...
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