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W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk$
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Stephanie J. Shaw

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780807838730

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469609676_Shaw

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(p.1) Introduction
W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

Stephanie J. Shaw

University of North Carolina Press

TThe book is dedicated to the contributions of William Burghardt Du Bois, the author of The Souls of Black Folk, in the field of classical philosophy. Du Bois played a key role in discussing a number of new ideas and principles, which have had a significant impact on the evolution of classical philosophy and its role in the liberation of black people. Classical philosophical principles are emphasized upon and discussed throughout his book. This Introduction observes that other black writers from the nineteenth century have had a significant impact on the evolution and growth of Du Bois as a leading writer in the field of classical philosophy.

Keywords:   William Burghardt Du Bois, classical philosophy, black writers, writer

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