W E B Du Bois

W E B Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois is called “the father of American sociology”, he was also an important civil right activist and one of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century.  W.E.B. Du Bois’ classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, was published in 1903. Black Reconstruction in America came thirty years later.

Books by W E B Du Bois

Interviews where books by W E B Du Bois were recommended

African American History Books, recommended by Imani Perry

Princeton Professor Imani Perry—a prolific scholar of African American Studies whose biography of Lorraine Hansberry, Looking For Lorraine,  won the 2019 PEN Biography Prize—recommends five books she considers essential to an understanding of the history of black life in America.

Best Books on the History of the American South, recommended by Edward Ayers

To understand the America of today, you must understand the American South of the past, says historian Edward Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus at the University of Richmond. Here, he recommends five books to get started with, and also explains what his own books were aiming to contribute to the field of Southern history.

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