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W.E.B. Du Bois This Monumental Biography Eight Years In The Research And Writing Treats The Early And Middle Phases Of A Long And Intense Career A Crucial Fifty Year Period That Demonstrates How Du Bois Changed Forever The Way Americans Think About Themselves.


10 thoughts on “W.E.B. Du Bois

  1. says:

    This is a biography that actually merits the magisterial among its blurbs, the kind of book that shows biography second only to the novel for difficulty of organization and effect As epigraph to the first of the five volumes he would devote to the life of Henry James, Leon Edel quoted a line from his subject s rare foray into biography William Wet Story and His Friends, 1903 To live other people s lives is nothing unless we live over their perceptions, live over the growth, the change, This is a biography that actually merits the magisterial among its blurbs, the kind of book that shows biography second only to the novel for difficulty of organization and effect As epigraph to the first of the five...


  2. says:

    I didn t appreciate this book at first I found Lewis s style a little too wordy But Du Bois was a giant of ideas and study, appetites, activity and accomplishment and in these hands he s found expression equal to his engulfing vitality It s small wonder both volumes won the Pulitzer And here s one reason why From his exegesis on DuBois s classic The Souls of Black Folk Had Du Bois left double consciousness in this epiphenomenal limbo as a sort of non ego or psychic negative pole I didn t appreciate this book at first I found Lewis s style a little too wordy But Du Bois was a giant...


  3. says:

    Du Bois was always a name I had heard of and wanted to learnof his life This first volume of this epic bio was truly a fascinating book I had no idea of the animosity that existed between Du Bois and Booker T Washington and how this complex relationship helped form modern racial theory for good and bad Also, I never knew how African Americans were so impacted b...


  4. says:

    When Wikipedia featured their article on the Lynching of Jesse Washington it reminded me that I had read Du Bois classic The Souls of Black Folk and the Pulitzer prize winning biography of its author s early years quite a few years ago Both of these books are foundational readings bringing to light the struggle of black s in America after the civil war Many would rate these books with 5 stars and perhaps I should as well However, I haven t done so primarily because I had all but forgotten re When Wikipedia featured their article on the Lynching of Jesse Washington it reminded me that I had read Du Bois classic The Souls of Black Folk and the Pulitzer prize winning biography of its author s early years quite a f...


  5. says:

    This book is a bear The detail is beyond anything I could have imagined I wasn t up to the challenge and had to put it down halfway through Really great discussion on the tensions between the Washington camp and those in DuBois s It is hard to imagine this is ONLY part 1.


  6. says:

    I found it really fascinating and tremendously sad with regard to the way African Americans have been treated ever since their ancestors were taken from their homelands W.E.B Du Bois was an incredibly gifted man who worked tirelessly to help his people achieve real equality and died just before the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s was passed We fool ourselves as Americans that our nation was founded on principles of freedom a...


  7. says:

    I finally got around to this book given to me by my high school history teacher on graduation just in time for Black History Month I knew very little about DuBois prior to reading these 600 pages on only...


  8. says:

    I hope my local library has part II, because as thick as this book is, I felt kind of unfulfilled when I came to the end and ran out out of proper Du Bois mayhem.Fascinating biography of a real social justice pioneer, but keep in mind that you will probably need to have a dictionary handy while you ...


  9. says:

    Lewis leaves no rock unturned in his biography of this great pillar of the academy DuBois is undoubtedly one of America s foremost scholars.


  10. says:

    This Is A Brilliant Book.


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