The Souls of Black Folk: One Hundred Years Later

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Dolan Hubbard
University of Missouri Press, 2007 - 341 pagina's
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Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois was a landmark achievement, moving American philosophy beyond the structures of pragmatism and positivism as it addressed new questions about American social and political history. One hundred years later, Du Bois's classic has clearly resonated through twentieth-century thought, offering a critical perspective on the political, social, and economic barriers imposed upon blacks in America.

This important new book is the first collection of essays to examine sustainedly The Souls of Black Folk from a variety of disciplines: aesthetics, art history, classics, communications, history, literature, music, political science, and psychology. The authors establish a call-and-response rhythm as they examine the critical depth of a text that has had a profound influence on African American intellectual history. Implicitly, the essays show how The Souls of Black Folk has influenced teaching practices and suggested alternative ways of teaching that create a pedagogy of inclusion.

The Souls of Black Folk remains a text pivotal in the American understanding of the black experience, and this important collection investigates this masterpiece from fresh directions. Scholars, teachers, and students of American studies and African American studies will find this remarkable work an essential overview of a book that changed the course of American intellectual history.

 

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Introduction
1
Reviews of The Souls of Black Folk
18
The Souls of the Black Belt Revisited
34
ReavisL MitchellJr Anna Julia Cooper Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins and the African American
70
Du Boiss Of the Coming of John Toomers Kabnis and the Dilemma
130
W E B Du Bois and the Construction of Whiteness
161
AmyHeleneKirschke
174
W E B Du Bois and the Invention of the Sublime in The Souls of Black Folk
298
A Selected Publication History of The Souls of Black Folk
323
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About the EditorDolan Hubbard is Professor and Chairperson of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the editor of The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, Volume 4, The Novels:Not without Laughter” and “Tambourines to Glory” and the author of The Sermon and the African American Literary Imagination, both available from the University of Missouri Press.

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