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W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963)

Autor(a) de The Souls of Black Folk

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About the Author

Civil rights leader and author, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868. He earned a B.A. from both Harvard and Fisk universities, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and studied at the University of Berlin. He taught briefly at Wilberforce mostrar mais University before he came professor of history and economics at Atlanta University in Ohio (1896-1910). There, he wrote The Souls of Black Folk (1903), in which he pointed out that it was up to whites and blacks jointly to solve the problems created by the denial of civil rights to blacks. In 1905, Du Bois became a major figure in the Niagara Movement, a crusading effort to end discrimination. The organization collapsed, but it prepared the way for the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in which Du Bois played a major role. In 1910, he became editor of the NAACP magazine, a position he held for more than 20 years. Du Bois returned to Atlanta University in 1932 and tried to implement a plan to make the Negro Land Grant Colleges centers of black power. Atlanta approved of his idea, but later retracted its support. When Du Bois tried to return to NAACP, it rejected him too. Active in several Pan-African Congresses, Du Bois came to know Fwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, and Jono Kenyatta the president of Kenya. In 1961, the same year Du Bois joined the Communist party, Nkrumah invited him to Ghana as a director of an Encyclopedia Africana project. He died there on August 27, 1963, after becoming a citizen of that country. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por W. E. B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk (1903) 5,274 exemplares
Three Negro Classics (1901) 442 exemplares
John Brown (1962) 294 exemplares
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Reader (1970) 140 exemplares
The World and Africa (1947) 136 exemplares
The Negro (1915) 111 exemplares
The Quest of the Silver Fleece (1911) 110 exemplares
Dark Princess (1975) 80 exemplares
Of the Dawn of Freedom (2009) 35 exemplares
Prayers for Dark People (1980) 18 exemplares
The Comet (2001) 17 exemplares
The Wisdom of W. E. B. Du Bois (2003) 15 exemplares
Du Bois on Religion (2000) 12 exemplares
The Conservation of Races (2008) 11 exemplares
The W. E. B. Du Bois Collection (2016) 11 exemplares
The Talented Tenth (2013) 10 exemplares
The Seventh Son (v. 2) (1986) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Seventh Son: Volume One Only (1986) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Behold the Land 3 exemplares
Black Voices on Britain: Selected Writings (2022) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
黒人のたましい (1992) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Crisis 2 exemplares
The Negro Problem 1 exemplar
John Brown (Classic Reprint) (2017) 1 exemplar
Memorabilia 1 exemplar
De ziel van zwart Amerika (2022) 1 exemplar
Sulla sociologia (2012) 1 exemplar
The Talented Tenth 1 exemplar
Selected Poems (1965) 1 exemplar
Selections from Phylon (1980) 1 exemplar
Newspaper columns (1986) 1 exemplar
Peace is dangerous 1 exemplar
黒人のたましい (2006) — Autor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 780 exemplares
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Contribuidor — 517 exemplares
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Contribuidor — 493 exemplares
The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (1925) — Contribuidor — 441 exemplares
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 422 exemplares
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (1994) — Contribuidor — 408 exemplares
Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature (Mentor) (1968) — Contribuidor — 327 exemplares
The Essential Feminist Reader (2007) — Contribuidor — 320 exemplares
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
Freedom Road (1944) — Prefácio, algumas edições192 exemplares
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology (1999) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Man Alone: Alienation in Modern Society (1962) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance (1976) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The Black Power Revolt (1968) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (1988) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Black Sci-Fi Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2021) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
American Negro Short Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories (2018) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Graphic Classics: African-American Classics (2011) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Wade in the Water: Great Moments in Black History (1979) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day (2017) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Voices from the Radium Age (MIT Press / Radium Age) (2022) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Africa: A Foreign Affairs Reader (1964) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Intersections Collection: Pearson Custom Sociology (2008) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Mainstream volume 9 number 11 December 1956 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
De komeet (2023) — Inspirator — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
DuBois, William Edward Burghardt
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
USA (birth)
Ghana (naturalization)
Local de nascimento
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Accra, Ghana
Locais de residência
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Berlin, Germany
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Manhattan, New York, USA (mostrar todos 7)
Fisk University (BA|1888)
Harvard University (BA|History|1890)
Harvard University (MA|1891)
Harvard University (PhD|1896)
University of Berlin
playwright (mostrar todos 12)
travel writer
Du Bois, Shirley Graham (2nd wife)
Cullen, Countee (son-in-law)
Dunbar, Paul Laurence (friend)
Santayana, George (teacher)
James, William (teacher)
Schmoller, Gustav von (teacher) (mostrar todos 10)
Treitschke, Heinrich von (teacher)
Ovington, Mary White (friend)
Kelley, Florence (friend)
Bontemps, Arna (friend)
Wilberforce University
University of Pennsylvania
Atlanta University
American Negro Academy (president)
Niagara Movement (co-founder and general secretary)
Moon Illustrated Weekly (founder and editor) (mostrar todos 18)
The Horizon: A Journal of the Color Line (founder and editor)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (co-founder)
Crisis (co-founder editor)
The Brownies' Book (founder and editor)
National Guardian
Peace Information Center (chairman)
American Labor Party (candidate for U.S. Senate)
Pan-African Congress (organizer)
Council of African Affairs (vice chairman)
Encyclopedia of the Negro (editor-in-chief)
Encyclopaedia Africana (director)
Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement (cofounder)
Prémios e menções honrosas
First black American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University
Fellowship, John F. Slater Fund for the Education of Freedmen
Coined the expression "Talented Tenth"
Published the first black American illustrated weekly
First black American invited by the American Historical Association
Spingarn Medal, NAACP (mostrar todos 16)
International Lenin Peace Prize, USSR
His house was declared a National Historic Landmark
United States Postal Service stamp
The Extra Mile medallion
Feast Day, Episcopal Church
Honorary Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Knight Commander of Liberian Humane Order of African Redemption
Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary, President Coolidge
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame



W.E.B. Du Bois? em Legacy Libraries (Fevereiro 2016)


This collection of fourteen essays is written in an ornate style that shouldn’t obscure their enduring relevance, one hundred twenty years after the book appeared. Not that everything has remained the same since then—even Du Bois developed and changed his thinking over time. Perhaps conditions are not precisely as rendered in the two essays based on his sociological fieldwork in Dougherty County, in southwest Georgia. Nevertheless, they brought to mind and helped me understand what my child’s eyes took in uncomprehendingly sixty-five, seventy years ago as we drove the pre-Interstate Georgia roads.
Perhaps the felt relevance indicates that material change can outpace change in attitude and perception.
One of my favorite essays dealt with the history of the Black church. Another, on the death at eighteen months of his firstborn, was a poignant, bitter expression of the divided soul of the Black man.
Reading this book, I was struck again by the thought that accompanied me throughout my visit to the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum. No matter which side of what Du Bois calls “the Veil” we find ourselves on, this is our story. This is a book about and for all of us.
… (mais)
HenrySt123 | 68 outras críticas | Dec 10, 2023 |
Hakim Adi's selection of writings about Britain (mainly England) by Black people of the late 18th to the early 20th century is carefully chosen to establish their presence in all strata of society at a date earlier than certain commentators would wish it known. There's a thread showing the development of abolitionism into emancipation into supremacism to justify the continued exploitation of Black Labour, and Adi's selections often strongly resonate with current issues, such as the Windrush scandal and the illegal Tory Rwanda deportation policy.

There's also many fascinating glimpses into Georgian and Victorian society and, while varying degrees of racism are noted, many of the impressions of visitors to the island are positive about their reception and of the culture in which they find themselves.

A nuanced and balanced selection of historical testimonies which I thoroughly enjoyed reading, not least the short section on John Ocansey's day trip from Liverpool to my home town of Southport 🏖️
… (mais)
Michael.Rimmer | Jul 12, 2023 |
While interesting to see what has changed (and sadly note what has not), I found that these essays didn't impact me the way [a:Zora Neale Hurston|15151|Zora Neale Hurston|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1194472605p2/15151.jpg]'s [b:Their Eyes Were Watching God|37415|Their Eyes Were Watching God|Zora Neale Hurston|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1368072803s/37415.jpg|1643555] or [a:Alice Walker|7380|Alice Walker|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1406752585p2/7380.jpg]'s [b:The Color Purple|11486|The Color Purple|Alice Walker|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1386925078s/11486.jpg|3300573] did. I guess I relate to the more intimate personal lives shown in novels than the same situation shown in aggregate form in nonfiction. The parts I liked best were the ones that dealt with individuals, such as 'Of the Coming of John'.… (mais)
leslie.98 | 68 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |



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