The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)

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The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions) Author W. E. B. Du Bois
ISBN-10 0486280411
ISBN-13 9780486280417
Year 1994-05-20
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest W E B Du Bois 18681963 played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th century black protest in America In this collection of essays first published together in 1903 he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy advanced by Booker T Washington then the most influential black leader in America would only serve to perpetuate black oppression Publication of The Souls of Black Folk was a dramatic event that helped to polarize black leaders into two groups the more conservative followers of Washington and the more radical supporters of aggressive protest Its influence cannot be overstated It is essential reading for everyone interested in African American history and the struggle for civil rights in America

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