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Dusk of Dawn (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois).

By: Du Bois, W. E. B.
Contributor(s): Gates, Henry Louis Jr | Appiah, Kwame Anthony.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois: Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (220 p.).ISBN: 9780199386727.Subject(s): African American intellectuals -- Biography | African Americans -- Biography | African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 | Du Bois, W. E. B. -- (William Edward Burghardt), -- 1868-1963 | United States -- Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dusk of Dawn (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)DDC classification: 323.1196/0730092 | B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- DUSK OF DAWN: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept -- Copyright -- Contents -- The Black Letters on the Sign: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Canon -- Introduction: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University -- NOTES -- Apology -- Dusk of Dawn -- CHAPTER I: The Plot -- CHAPTER II: A New England Boy and Reconstruction -- CHAPTER III: Education in the Last Decades of the Nineteenth Century -- CHAPTER IV: Science and Empire -- CHAPTER V: The Concept of Race -- CHAPTER VI: The White World -- CHAPTER VII: The Colored World Within -- CHAPTER VIII: Propaganda and World War
CHAPTER IX: Revolution -- BASIC AMERICAN NEGRO CREED -- Index -- William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A Chronology: Compiled by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Terri Hume Oliver -- Selected Bibliography -- COLLECTIONS -- BIBLIOGRAPHIES -- BIOGRAPHIES -- CRITICAL WORKS
Summary: Dusk of Dawn is an explosive autobiography of the foremost African American scholar of his time. Du Bois writes movingly of his own life, using personal experience to elucidate the systemic problem of race. He reflects on his childhood, his education, and his intellectual life, including the formation of the NAACP. Though his views eventually got him expelled from the association, Du Bois continues to develop his thoughts on separate black economic and social institutions in Dusk of Dawn. Readers will find energetic essays within these pages, including insight into his developing Pan-African c
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Cover -- DUSK OF DAWN: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept -- Copyright -- Contents -- The Black Letters on the Sign: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Canon -- Introduction: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University -- NOTES -- Apology -- Dusk of Dawn -- CHAPTER I: The Plot -- CHAPTER II: A New England Boy and Reconstruction -- CHAPTER III: Education in the Last Decades of the Nineteenth Century -- CHAPTER IV: Science and Empire -- CHAPTER V: The Concept of Race -- CHAPTER VI: The White World -- CHAPTER VII: The Colored World Within -- CHAPTER VIII: Propaganda and World War

CHAPTER IX: Revolution -- BASIC AMERICAN NEGRO CREED -- Index -- William Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A Chronology: Compiled by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Terri Hume Oliver -- Selected Bibliography -- COLLECTIONS -- BIBLIOGRAPHIES -- BIOGRAPHIES -- CRITICAL WORKS

Dusk of Dawn is an explosive autobiography of the foremost African American scholar of his time. Du Bois writes movingly of his own life, using personal experience to elucidate the systemic problem of race. He reflects on his childhood, his education, and his intellectual life, including the formation of the NAACP. Though his views eventually got him expelled from the association, Du Bois continues to develop his thoughts on separate black economic and social institutions in Dusk of Dawn. Readers will find energetic essays within these pages, including insight into his developing Pan-African c

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Civil rights leader and author, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868. He earned a B.A. from both Harvard and Fisk universities, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and studied at the University of Berlin. He taught briefly at Wilberforce University before he came professor of history and economics at Atlanta University in Ohio (1896-1910). There, he wrote The Souls of Black Folk (1903), in which he pointed out that it was up to whites and blacks jointly to solve the problems created by the denial of civil rights to blacks. In 1905, Du Bois became a major figure in the Niagara Movement, a crusading effort to end discrimination. The organization collapsed, but it prepared the way for the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in which Du Bois played a major role. In 1910, he became editor of the NAACP magazine, a position he held for more than 20 years. <p> Du Bois returned to Atlanta University in 1932 and tried to implement a plan to make the Negro Land Grant Colleges centers of black power. Atlanta approved of his idea, but later retracted its support. When Du Bois tried to return to NAACP, it rejected him too. <p> Active in several Pan-African Congresses, Du Bois came to know Fwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, and Jono Kenyatta the president of Kenya. In 1961, the same year Du Bois joined the Communist party, Nkrumah invited him to Ghana as a director of an Encyclopedia Africana project. He died there on August 27, 1963, after becoming a citizen of that country. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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