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

Stephanie J. Shaw


This book brings a new understanding to one of the great documents of American and black history. While most scholarly discussions of The Souls of Black Folk focus on the veils, the color line, double consciousness, or Booker T. Washington, this book reads Du Bois' work as a profoundly nuanced interpretation of the souls of black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Demonstrating the importance of the work as a socioh-istorical study of black life in America at the turn of the twentieth century and offering new ways of thinking about many of the topics introduced in Souls, this book ... More

Keywords: black history, viels, color line, double consciousness, Booker T. Washington, Du Bois, black Americans, black people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780807838730
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469609676_Shaw


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie J. Shaw, author