The Battle for the Souls of Black Folk : W. E. B. du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the Debate That Shaped the Course of Civil Rights.

By: Aiello, ThomasMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (609 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781440843587Subject(s): African American leadership - History - 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Battle for the Souls of Black Folk: W. E. B. du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the Debate That Shaped the Course of Civil RightsDDC classification: 323.1196073 LOC classification: E185.97.D73 -- .A345 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Epigraphs -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Before the Cotton States -- 2. The Death of Frederick Douglass -- 3. The Job Hunt -- 4. The First Fissure -- 5. The Washington School District -- 6. The National Negro Business League -- 7. Up From Slavery -- 8. The First Attempt at a Summit -- 9. The Boston Riot -- 10. The New York Summit -- 11. The Committee of Twelve -- 12. The Machine -- 13. Niagara -- 14. The Spies and the Radicals -- 15. NAACP -- 16. The Milholland and Britain Letters -- 17. Presidential Politics -- 18. Irreconcilable Differences -- 19. The Death of Washington -- 20. Du Bois Shapes the Legacy -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Epigraphs -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Before the Cotton States -- 2. The Death of Frederick Douglass -- 3. The Job Hunt -- 4. The First Fissure -- 5. The Washington School District -- 6. The National Negro Business League -- 7. Up From Slavery -- 8. The First Attempt at a Summit -- 9. The Boston Riot -- 10. The New York Summit -- 11. The Committee of Twelve -- 12. The Machine -- 13. Niagara -- 14. The Spies and the Radicals -- 15. NAACP -- 16. The Milholland and Britain Letters -- 17. Presidential Politics -- 18. Irreconcilable Differences -- 19. The Death of Washington -- 20. Du Bois Shapes the Legacy -- Bibliography -- Index.

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The philosophical differences between Washington and Du Bois have received substantial attention. Those differences shaped the national conversation about race and race relations in the early 20th century, particularly after Washington's famed speech to the Atlanta Exposition and Du Bois's efforts (along with the efforts of others) to establish what would become the NAACP. Aiello (Valdosta State Univ.) tells the story of those divisions in an importantly different way. He uses short discussions to frame the contents of his 20 topical and chronological chapters and then presents documents from key participants, including Washington and Du Bois, but also others, such as Oswald Garrison Villard, William Monroe Trotter, T. Thomas Fortune, and Ida B. Wells. The documents tell the story of the conversation, highlight the differences between Washington and Du Bois, and reveal much about Washington and Du Bois, as well as their contemporaries. The author is to be credited for bringing the documents together in a single place; the book is an important contribution for that reason. It does not, however, add much to the interpretative history of African American life in the early 20th century. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. --Thomas F. Armstrong, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE

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Thomas Aiello is associate professor of history and African American studies at Valdosta State University.

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