This is a classic. A collection of Du Bois' essays on race and culture, The Souls Of Black Folk is one of the most important sociological and historical books ever written.
"This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he 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 advanced by Booker T. Washington, then the most influential black leader in America, would only serve to perpetuate black oppression."
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (May 20, 1994)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches