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W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963)

Auteur de Les âmes du peuple noir

143+ oeuvres 10,295 utilisateurs 106 critiques 15 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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. 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. 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. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Séries

Œuvres de W. E. B. Du Bois

Les âmes du peuple noir (1903) 5,169 exemplaires
Three Negro Classics (1901) 437 exemplaires
John Brown (1962) 286 exemplaires
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Reader (1970) 139 exemplaires
The World and Africa (1947) 134 exemplaires
The Negro (1915) 111 exemplaires
The Quest of the Silver Fleece (1911) 111 exemplaires
Dark Princess (1975) 79 exemplaires
The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois Reader (1996) 55 exemplaires
Of the Dawn of Freedom (2009) 34 exemplaires
Prayers for Dark People (1980) 17 exemplaires
The Comet (2001) 17 exemplaires
The Wisdom of W. E. B. Du Bois (2003) 15 exemplaires
Du Bois on Religion (2000) 12 exemplaires
The W. E. B. Du Bois Collection (2016) 11 exemplaires
The Conservation of Races (2008) 11 exemplaires
The Talented Tenth (2013) 10 exemplaires
The Seventh Son (v. 2) (1986) — Auteur — 7 exemplaires
The Seventh Son: Volume One Only (1986) — Auteur — 6 exemplaires
Black Voices on Britain: Selected Writings (2022) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Behold the Land 3 exemplaires
黒人のたましい (1992) — Auteur — 2 exemplaires
Crisis 2 exemplaires
De ziel van zwart Amerika (2022) 1 exemplaire
THE CRISIS WRITINGS 1 exemplaire
The Negro Problem 1 exemplaire
Newspaper columns (1986) 1 exemplaire
Memorabilia 1 exemplaire
The Robin Redbreast 1 exemplaire
John Brown (Classic Reprint) (2017) 1 exemplaire
Selections from Phylon (1980) 1 exemplaire
The Talented Tenth 1 exemplaire
Jesus Christ In Texas 1 exemplaire
Selected Poems (1965) 1 exemplaire
Of the Coming of John 1 exemplaire
Sulla sociologia (2012) 1 exemplaire
DARKWATER (Annotated) 1 exemplaire
Peace is dangerous 1 exemplaire
Life Seen at Ninety 1 exemplaire
黒人のたましい (2006) — Auteur — 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contributeur — 772 exemplaires
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Contributeur — 511 exemplaires
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Contributeur — 482 exemplaires
The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (1925) — Contributeur — 430 exemplaires
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contributeur — 410 exemplaires
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (1994) — Contributeur — 403 exemplaires
Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature (Mentor) (1968) — Contributeur — 319 exemplaires
The Essential Feminist Reader (2007) — Contributeur — 314 exemplaires
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Contributeur — 199 exemplaires
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Contributeur — 189 exemplaires
Freedom Road (1944) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions189 exemplaires
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contributeur — 168 exemplaires
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contributeur — 164 exemplaires
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contributeur — 161 exemplaires
Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology (1999) — Contributeur — 146 exemplaires
Man Alone: Alienation in Modern Society (1962) — Contributeur — 141 exemplaires
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contributeur — 117 exemplaires
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance (1976) — Contributeur — 105 exemplaires
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contributeur — 90 exemplaires
The Black Power Revolt (1968) — Contributeur — 70 exemplaires
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contributeur — 67 exemplaires
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Contributeur — 65 exemplaires
American Negro Short Stories (1966) — Contributeur — 61 exemplaires
Black Sci-Fi Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2021) — Contributeur — 61 exemplaires
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (1988) — Contributeur — 61 exemplaires
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contributeur — 59 exemplaires
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contributeur — 36 exemplaires
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Contributeur — 35 exemplaires
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Contributeur — 33 exemplaires
A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories (2018) — Contributeur — 32 exemplaires
Graphic Classics: African-American Classics (2011) — Contributeur — 31 exemplaires
Wade in the Water: Great Moments in Black History (1979) — Contributeur — 20 exemplaires
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day (2017) — Contributeur — 18 exemplaires
The Negro in depression and war; prelude to revolution, 1930-1945 (1969) — Contributeur — 18 exemplaires
Ebony Rising: Short Fiction of the Greater Harlem Renaissance Era (2004) — Contributeur — 16 exemplaires
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contributeur — 12 exemplaires
Voices from the Radium Age (MIT Press / Radium Age) (2022) — Contributeur — 10 exemplaires
Africa: A Foreign Affairs Reader (1964) — Contributeur — 7 exemplaires
The Intersections Collection: Pearson Custom Sociology (2008) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
Mainstream volume 9 number 11 December 1956 — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
De komeet (2023) — Inspirator — 1 exemplaire

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Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
DuBois, William Edward Burghardt
Date de naissance
1868-12-23
Date de décès
1963-08-27
Sexe
male
Nationalité
Etats-Unis (Naissance)
Ghana (Naturalisation)
Lieu de naissance
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Etats-Unis
Lieu du décès
Accra, Ghana
Lieux de résidence
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Berlin, Germany
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
USSR
Manhattan, New York, USA (tout afficher 7)
Ghana
Études
Fisk University (BA|1888)
Harvard University (BA|History|1890)
Harvard University (MA|1891)
Harvard University (PhD|1896)
University of Berlin
Professions
professor
sociologist
publisher
editor
essayist
playwright (tout afficher 12)
novelist
reporter
historian
poet
travel writer
screenwriter
Relations
Du Bois, Shirley Graham (2nd wife)
Cullen, Countee (son-in-law)
Dunbar, Paul Laurence (friend)
Santayana, George (teacher)
James, William (teacher)
Schmoller, Gustav von (teacher) (tout afficher 10)
Treitschke, Heinrich von (teacher)
Ovington, Mary White (friend)
Kelley, Florence (friend)
Bontemps, Arna (friend)
Organisations
Wilberforce University
University of Pennsylvania
Atlanta University
American Negro Academy (president)
Niagara Movement (co-founder and general secretary)
Moon Illustrated Weekly (founder and editor) (tout afficher 18)
The Horizon: A Journal of the Color Line (founder and editor)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (co-founder)
Crisis (co-founder editor)
The Brownies' Book (founder and editor)
National Guardian
Peace Information Center (chairman)
American Labor Party (candidate for U.S. Senate)
Pan-African Congress (organizer)
Council of African Affairs (vice chairman)
Encyclopedia of the Negro (editor-in-chief)
Encyclopaedia Africana (director)
Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement (cofounder)
Prix et distinctions
First black American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University
Fellowship, John F. Slater Fund for the Education of Freedmen
Coined the expression "Talented Tenth"
Published the first black American illustrated weekly
First black American invited by the American Historical Association
Spingarn Medal, NAACP (tout afficher 16)
International Lenin Peace Prize, USSR
His house was declared a National Historic Landmark
United States Postal Service stamp
The Extra Mile medallion
Feast Day, Episcopal Church
Honorary Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Knight Commander of Liberian Humane Order of African Redemption
Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary, President Coolidge
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

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W.E.B. Du Bois? à Legacy Libraries (Février 2016)

Critiques

This collection of fourteen essays is written in an ornate style that shouldn’t obscure their enduring relevance, one hundred twenty years after the book appeared. Not that everything has remained the same since then—even Du Bois developed and changed his thinking over time. Perhaps conditions are not precisely as rendered in the two essays based on his sociological fieldwork in Dougherty County, in southwest Georgia. Nevertheless, they brought to mind and helped me understand what my child’s eyes took in uncomprehendingly sixty-five, seventy years ago as we drove the pre-Interstate Georgia roads.
Perhaps the felt relevance indicates that material change can outpace change in attitude and perception.
One of my favorite essays dealt with the history of the Black church. Another, on the death at eighteen months of his firstborn, was a poignant, bitter expression of the divided soul of the Black man.
Reading this book, I was struck again by the thought that accompanied me throughout my visit to the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum. No matter which side of what Du Bois calls “the Veil” we find ourselves on, this is our story. This is a book about and for all of us.
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HenrySt123 | 67 autres critiques | Dec 10, 2023 |
Hakim Adi's selection of writings about Britain (mainly England) by Black people of the late 18th to the early 20th century is carefully chosen to establish their presence in all strata of society at a date earlier than certain commentators would wish it known. There's a thread showing the development of abolitionism into emancipation into supremacism to justify the continued exploitation of Black Labour, and Adi's selections often strongly resonate with current issues, such as the Windrush scandal and the illegal Tory Rwanda deportation policy.

There's also many fascinating glimpses into Georgian and Victorian society and, while varying degrees of racism are noted, many of the impressions of visitors to the island are positive about their reception and of the culture in which they find themselves.

A nuanced and balanced selection of historical testimonies which I thoroughly enjoyed reading, not least the short section on John Ocansey's day trip from Liverpool to my home town of Southport 🏖️
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Michael.Rimmer | Jul 12, 2023 |
While interesting to see what has changed (and sadly note what has not), I found that these essays didn't impact me the way [a:Zora Neale Hurston|15151|Zora Neale Hurston|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1194472605p2/15151.jpg]'s [b:Their Eyes Were Watching God|37415|Their Eyes Were Watching God|Zora Neale Hurston|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1368072803s/37415.jpg|1643555] or [a:Alice Walker|7380|Alice Walker|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1406752585p2/7380.jpg]'s [b:The Color Purple|11486|The Color Purple|Alice Walker|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1386925078s/11486.jpg|3300573] did. I guess I relate to the more intimate personal lives shown in novels than the same situation shown in aggregate form in nonfiction. The parts I liked best were the ones that dealt with individuals, such as 'Of the Coming of John'.… (plus d'informations)
 
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leslie.98 | 67 autres critiques | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Statistiques

Œuvres
143
Aussi par
56
Membres
10,295
Popularité
#2,307
Évaluation
4.1
Critiques
106
ISBN
672
Langues
12
Favoris
15

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