Those about him remained silent : the battle over W.E.B. Du Bois / Amy Bass.

By: Bass, AmyMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 198 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780816670420; 0816670420Subject(s): African American intellectuals -- Biography | African American civil rights workers -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Those about him remained silent.DDC classification: 303.48/4092 LOC classification: E185.97.D73 | B37 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The shadow of the veil -- Du Bois in Great Barrington and beyond -- Evolution of a progressive mind -- Her proudest contribution to history -- Where Willie lived and played -- A prophet without honor -- An uncertain legacy.
Summary: Amy Bass provides the first detailed account of the battle over W.E.B. Du Bois and his legacy, as well as a history of Du Bois's early life in Massachusetts. Showing the potency of prevailing, often hidden, biases, Those About Him Remained Silent is an unexpected history of how racism, patriotism, and global politics played out in a New England community divided on how--or even if--to honor the memory of its greatest citizen.
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The shadow of the veil -- Du Bois in Great Barrington and beyond -- Evolution of a progressive mind -- Her proudest contribution to history -- Where Willie lived and played -- A prophet without honor -- An uncertain legacy.

Amy Bass provides the first detailed account of the battle over W.E.B. Du Bois and his legacy, as well as a history of Du Bois's early life in Massachusetts. Showing the potency of prevailing, often hidden, biases, Those About Him Remained Silent is an unexpected history of how racism, patriotism, and global politics played out in a New England community divided on how--or even if--to honor the memory of its greatest citizen.

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To paraphrase a familiar quotation, a prophet is without honor only in his hometown. This applies to W. E. B. Du Bois, who was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in 1868. As a student, he proved that he deserved to go to college. With family resources unavailable, the community assumed the financial responsibility, and Du Bois became the first black to earn a PhD from Harvard. As the years passed, Du Bois became controversial, and the town pushed him away. Bass (College of New Rochelle), who grew up in nearby Pittsfield, Massachusetts, documents the struggle to identify Du Bois with his hometown. In her view, the opposition to memorializing Du Bois was colored by the Cold War. Opponents attacked his patriotism, charging that he was disloyal and a communist. More than a local history, this book studies how communities manipulate their history in order to serve a higher purpose. Without question, this work belongs in all libraries. (This reviewer notes that through his 12 years of public schools during the 1940s in Pittsfield, the seat of Berkshire County in which Great Barrington is located, he does not remember hearing about W. E. B. Du Bois.) Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. J. Fox Jr. emeritus, Salem State College

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