W.E.B. DuBois--the Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963

W.E.B. DuBois--the Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963

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Baker & Taylor
A definitive biography of the African-American author and scholar chronicles DuBois's life from his formative years, through his role as a founder of the NAACP, to his self-exile to Ghana.

McMillan Palgrave
The second volume of the Pulitzer Prize--winning biography that The Washington Post hailed as "an engrossing masterpiece"

Charismatic, singularly determined, and controversial, W.E.B. Du Bois was a historian, novelist, editor, sociologist, founder of the NAACP, advocate of women's rights, and the premier architect of the Civil Rights movement. His hypnotic voice thunders out of David Levering Lewis's monumental biography like a locomotive under full steam.

This second volume of what is already a classic work begins with the triumphal return from WWI of African American veterans to the shattering reality of racism and lynching even as America discovers the New Negro of literature and art. In stunning detail, Lewis chronicles the little-known political agenda behind the Harlem Renaissance and Du Bois's relentless fight for equality and justice, including his steadfast refusal to allow whites to interpret the aspirations of black America. Seared by the rejection of terrified liberals and the black bourgeoisie during the Communist witch-hunts, Du Bois ended his days in uncompromising exile in newly independent Ghana. In re-creating the turbulent times in which he lived and fought, Lewis restores the inspiring and famed Du Bois to his central place in American history.


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The second part of a biography of the African American author and scholar chronicles the flowering of the Harlem Renaissance, Du Bois's battle for equality and justice for African Americans, and his self-exile in Ghana.
The second volume of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography begins with the end of World War I and chronicles the flowering of the Harlem Renaissance, the little-known political agenda behind it, Du Bois's battle for equality and justice for African Americans, and his self-exile in Ghana. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805025347
0805025340
Branch Call Number: B DUB
Characteristics: xiv, 715 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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this book is a hard read but somewhat interesting.

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Dec 06, 2007

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer prize for biography.

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