The Souls of Black Folk #2020

The Souls of Black Folk By W.E.B. Du Bois Donald B. Gibson Monica W. Elbert The Souls of Black Folk William Edward Burghardt Du Bois is the greatest of African American intellectuals a sociologist historian novelist and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation s history from

  • Title: The Souls of Black Folk
  • Author: W.E.B. Du Bois Donald B. Gibson Monica W. Elbert
  • ISBN: 9780140189988
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Souls of Black Folk By W.E.B. Du Bois Donald B. Gibson Monica W. Elbert William Edward Burghardt Du Bois 1868 1963 is the greatest of African American intellectuals a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation s history from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement Born in Massachusetts and educated at Fisk, Harvard, and the University of Berlin, Du Bois penned his epochal masterpiece, TheWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois 1868 1963 is the greatest of African American intellectuals a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation s history from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement Born in Massachusetts and educated at Fisk, Harvard, and the University of Berlin, Du Bois penned his epochal masterpiece, The Souls of Black Folk, in 1903 It remains his most studied and popular work its insights into life at the turn of the 20th century still ring true.
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      In 1868, W.E.B Du Bois William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, pronounced doo boyz was born in Massachusetts He attended Fisk College in Nashville, then earned his BA in 1890 and his MS in 1891 from Harvard Du Bois studied at the University of Berlin, then earned his doctorate in history from Harvard in 1894 He taught economics and history at Atlanta University from 1897 1910 The Souls of Black Folk 1903 made his name, in which he urged black Americans to stand up for their educational and economic rights Du Bois was a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and edited the NAACP s official journal, Crisis, from 1910 to 1934 Du Bois turned Crisis into the foremost black literary journal The black nationalist expanded his interests to global concerns, and is called the father of Pan Africanism for organizing international black congresses.Although he used some religious metaphor and expressions in some of his books and writings, Du Bois called himself a freethinker In On Christianity, a posthumously published essay, Du Bois critiqued the black church The theology of the average colored church is basing itself far too much upon Hell and Damnation upon an attempt to scare people into being decent and threatening them with the terrors of death and punishment We are still trained to believe a good deal that is simply childish in theology The outward and visible punishment of every wrong deed that men do, the repeated declaration that anything can be gotten by anyone at any time by prayer Du Bois became a member of the Communist Party and officially repudiated his U.S citizenship at the end of his life, dying in his adopted country of Ghana D 1963.More britannica EBchecked tpbs wnet jimcrow storibuffalo sww 0his.icaslibrary aa dub

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    1. While reading Ta Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me, I asked myself whether any other book offered such penetrating insight into the black experience in equally impressive prose The first name that came to me was The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Du Bois.The Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903, and just as the two directions of black leadership in the tumultuous 60 s and 70 s were symbolized by Martin and Malcolm, the two directions at the turn of the last century a period punctuated by [...]


    2. I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem,As the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.Look not upon me, because I am black,Because the sun hath looked upon me My mother s children were angry with me They made me the keeper of the vineyards But mine own vineyard have I not kept Song of Solomon 1 5 6 KJVBright Sparkles in the Churchyard These are the lyrical and musical epigraphs preceding chapter seven The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line, the relat [...]


    3. Man, this guy can preach I opened The Souls of Black Folk 1903 and found myself ten years old watching Ken Burns s The Civil War with my dad, dumbstruck by Morgan Freeman s readings of mighty polemical passages from Frederick Douglass The whole land seems forlorn and forsaken Here are the remnants of the vast plantations of the Sheldons, the Pellots, and the Rensons but the souls of them are passed The houses lie in half ruin, or have wholly disappeared the fences have flown, and the families ar [...]


    4. The Nation has not yet found peace from its sins the freedman has not yet found in freedom his promised land W.E.B Du Bois I seem to be reading backward in time, not universally, I ve read slave narratives and I ve read Frederick Douglass, but mostly I ve read about race backwards I immersed myself in Coates, King, and Baldwin, and now Du Bois Certainly, Booker T must be next.I loved the book and how Du Bois danced between a sociological and cold examination of slavery, share cropping economics, [...]


    5. W.E.B Du Bois was many things pioneering social scientist, historian, activist, social critic, writer and, most of all, a heck of a lot smarter than me I say this because, while reading these essays, I had the continuous, nagging feeling of mental strain, which I found hard to account for There is nothing conceptually difficult about his arguments in fact, most are quite straightforward Although his sentences do twist and turn, they re not nearly as syntactically knotty as other authors that I h [...]


    6. This is really not the book I thought it was going to be I thought this would be a or less dry book of sociology discussing the lives of black folk in the US you know a few statistics, a bit of outrage, a couple of quotes, some history, but all written in a detached academic style It isn t like that at all, although there are bits of it that are written exactly like that Du Bois has been one of those people that I ve been seeing about the place for some time now There is an extensive discussion [...]


    7. There is such beautiful writing here Some of it is full of hope He arose silently, and passed out into the night Down toward the sea he went, in the fitful starlight, half conscious of the girl who followed timidly after him When at last he stood upon the bluff, he turned to his little sister and looked upon her sorrowfully, remembering with sudden pain how little thought he had given her He put his arm about her and let her passion of tears spend itself on his shoulder.Long they stood together, [...]


    8. Speaks The Truth To PowerIn 1903, two years after Booker T Washington s autobiography, Up from Slavery An Autobiography , W.E.B Du Bois published The Souls of Black Folk , a series of essays which today most consider a seminal work in African American Sociology literature Du Bois view of race relations in American at the dawn of the 20th century was clear, critical and deeply profound.Throughout the fourteen chapters Du Bois uses a metaphor, the veil, with considerable deftness e Negrorn with a [...]


    9. FINALLY finished This book has been my errand book book for ages now I d read a page or two while waiting in the car while running errands, or in line at the post office or the grocery store, etc, and I m not sure that is the best way to read this book I can appreciate it for its role in literature and history, but reading this way made it feel like this slim little book would never end It got rather tedious towards the end, I ll be honest That being said, there is some really good stuff in here [...]


    10. I really did not care for this book at all, one that is considered a major literary work The book was to describe the black experience in America around the turn of the century but it comes off as nothing than indulgent prose It seems to strive for how eloquently it can complain and disagree with contemporaries like Booker T Washington I really hoped for better from this book and hoped to learn from a new perspective but all I learned is that W.E.B DuBois is a professional bloviator.


    11. Read this in college a while ago Loved it Changed the way I think It was the first time I was introduced to the concepts of the veil and double consciousness My mind was blown.


    12. Much that the white boy imbibes from his earliest social atmosphere forms the puzzling problems of the black boy s mature years.On Feb 1st, 1903, a century ago and counting, W.E.B Du Bois introduced this work with the statement that the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line It is the Twenty First century I regularly teach students who have known no other century than this All of them have aspirations to go to college Very few of them are white, and as someone who s ne [...]


    13. I appreciate DuBois s classic study of race as an historical document, and at times even as a piece of literature I particularly value his depiction of the political, social and material conditions in the South immediately following the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War Nevertheless, I question some of his proposals and conclusions Although his views may have been radical in 1903, many of them now sound paternalistic and outdated Perhaps that, in and of itself, is a sign of [...]


    14. So far, so good This collection of short essays was written in 1903 and basically changed the way people thought and talked about race in America DuBois broke down the notion of a scientific explanation for racism and racial bigotry He essentially went to the University of Atlanta to do just the opposite, to accomplish by scientific means some understanding of race relations and what was called at the time the Negro problem After only a few years, he realized that you can t solve a social proble [...]


    15. This is one of the books that every human being should read in their lifetime No other book is profound or searing as DuBois evaluation of the problem between the color line It is both challenging and heart breaking Though we have made progress since the dawn of the twentieth century, we still have a long way to go.I would recommend this book not only to those interested in issues of race, but also anyone interested in American culture and society as a whole It is a telling book that shows wher [...]


    16. This is my first time ever reading any of DuBois s literature and I am BLOWN away I m just going to list what I loved about the book, and try not to give too much THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU DIG DEEPER 1 Climate Change of his writing DuBois starts the book off with very a fact driven, political, and sociological nature that leaves no doubt of the racial injustice and inequality of the 19th Century For a reader who isn t quite history driven, the first few chapters may be hard to follow Maybe it was [...]


    17. Still figuring what it all means I ll get back to you on that, but it s deep He used three utterly complex phrases the color line , double consciousness, and the veil and the discussion of race in America has never been the same since The second term wasn t a new term but he used it in his own brilliant and particular ways not just one I don t know who coined the first term For all I know, it was Du Bois, but I kind of doubt it The third term is from the bible, but he takes control of it Here is [...]


    18. A very short book, but packed with different ways of looking at the aftermath of slavery in the United States.By turns, it s history, autobiography, sociology, economics, religious studies, eulogy, musicology even fiction There s an illustrative story near the end.And a great example of poetry in prose, when the subject is the emotions of those subject to The Veil his word for the uncrossable color line DuBois is a master of the English language, always using the right style to communicate the s [...]



    19. It is an important book and I am glad to have read it Apparently I am the first reviewer to notice that Du Bois has done precisely what Sojourner Truth warned against I had to hunt for it, but here it is if colored men get their rights, and colored women not theirs, the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before Sojourner Truth, 1867There is discomforting harping on classes of black people, those who have pursued advancement and those who have failed, [...]


    20. The classics challenge offered the perfect opportunity for me to read Du Bois classic The Souls of Black Folks It is an assortment of essay, some of which were published in the Atlantic Monthly Magazine, before being assembled and published as a book in 1903 Each chapter in The Souls of Black Folks begins with a poetic epigraph including a musical score The poetry was not written by Du Bois Some are traditional spirituals Others are poems written by African Americans as well as white American an [...]


    21. This seminal work of African American scholarship was first published in 1903 and unfortunately is still relevant Breathtaking in scope and written in eloquent, dignified and often poetic prose, Dubois examines the history and state of blacks in America from sociological, political, psychological and cultural point of view He draws a picture of constant struggle, dispair, poverty, lack of education and motivation.This work is essential in understanding many of the issues facing African Americans [...]


    22. This is Du Bois state of the race book on the status of African Americans at the turn of the 20th Century He paints of bleak picture of a kidnapped, enslaved race that is suddenly set free with no education against the law no skills for the majority of workers and no family structure in the land of the free and home of the brave.Du Bois chronicles the hopes and dreams destroyed the attempts at education undermined the physical and psychological degradation at the hands of the Jim Crow system He [...]


    23. Larsen describes him as peppery, and I like that He s civil, but he s quietly laying haymakers It s an important book To a depressing extent, when we talk about racial injustice these days, we re still repeating DuBois.It is nonfiction essays on the challenges Blacks face in the wake of the Civil War so be aware, it s not like it s going to have a plot I m reading it one chapter at a time between other things going straight through was making me miss some stuff.The prologue, with the iconic ques [...]


    24. This feels like an Ur text, for sociology, for identity studies, for African American history It s like what Euclid is to every Geometry book written since It s clear sighted, and it s also very sad, to realize how much momentum has been lost, and how little has changed since Du Bois wrote this book.



    25. I am adding The Souls of Black Folk, by the great black intellectual and civil rights leader, W.E.B DuBois As the note introducing this masterful and eloquent volume states Part social documentary, part history, part autobiography, part anthropological field report, The Souls of Black Folk remains unparalleled in its scope And I would add, not only true at the time of its publication in 1903, but equally true today.When I began this work, I knew many things about W.E.B facts like he was a great [...]


    26. The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea Du Bois Du Boyz not Du Bwah, like my years of French demand wrote so lyrically This work centers on questions of race, racial domination, and racial exploitation through these essays and sketches I ve heard and read this aforementioned famous quote many a time before, but never got around to read the seminal work it [...]


    27. This was a beautifully written book containing a collection of essays on race and equality The most powerful chapter for me was near the end and was called Of the Coming of John It tells the tale of two Johns, one white and one black, and how they were friends as children but not as adults They both took similar paths in life but had vastly different opportunities available to them That essay spoke to me I enjoyed most of the other essays but there were some that felt text book like to me Overal [...]


    28. A remarkable series of essays which is quite impossible to categorize simply Du Bois gives nothing less than a complete cross sectional view of the state of an entire ethnic group African Americans at its own historical moment He does so with rhetorical flair, an eye for the catchy one liner What is it like to be a problem , and a clear sight of the demands of justice.


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