The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk

W.E.B. Du Bois with Monica W. Elbert (Contributor), Donald B. Gibson (Contributor)

nonfiction classics history race challenging informative reflective slow-paced

288 pages | first published 1903


This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essay...
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reflective 72%
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