Book Reviews of The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk
The Souls of Black Folk
Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
ISBN-13: 9780679725190
ISBN-10: 0679725199
Publication Date: 2/19/1990
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

8 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Souls of Black Folk on + 72 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
In this founding work in the literature of black protest, first published in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois (18681963) 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 would only serve to perpetuate black oppression. Essential reading for everyone interested in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.

Synopsis
This 1903 landmark in the literature of black protest eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind, and charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy would only serve to perpetuate black oppression. Essential reading in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.
reviewed The Souls of Black Folk on + 7 more book reviews
Greatest work of nonfiction ever written!
reviewed The Souls of Black Folk on + 2 more book reviews
I loved this book. It is the autobiography of W.E.B. DuBois. If you or your child need to do a report on W.E.B. or if you just want information on him, this is a good place to start.
reviewed The Souls of Black Folk on
Author is W.E.B. DuBois
reviewed The Souls of Black Folk on + 115 more book reviews
W.E.Du Bois was the foremost black intellectual of his time. The Souls of Black Folk (1903) his most influential work, is a collection of fourteen beautifully written essays, by turns lyrical, historical, and autobiographical. Here Du Bois records the cruelties of racism, celebrates the strength and pride of black America, and explores the paradoxical "double-consciousness" of African-American life. "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line," he writes, prophesying the struggle for freedom that became his life's work. 1990 Edition
reviewed The Souls of Black Folk on
a classic
reviewed The Souls of Black Folk on + 23 more book reviews
"DuBois' essays were the first to articulate many of Black America's thoughts and feelings, including the dilemma posed by the black psyche,the two-ness".

The first African-American to receive his PhD from Harvard University.
reviewed The Souls of Black Folk on + 5 more book reviews
NEcessary reading for anyone interested in African American history.