W.E.B. Du Bois and Race: Essays Celebrating the Centennial Publication of The Souls of Black Folk

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Chester J. Fontenot, Sarah Gardner, Mary Alice Morgan
Mercer University Press, 2001 - 198 pages
This collection of essays emerged from a symposium held at Mercer University which examined the ways in which W. E. B. DuBois's theories of race have shaped racial discussion and public policy in the twentieth-century. The essays also examine the application of Du Bois's theories to the new millennium, as well as his contributions to the study of the humanities.
 

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Contents

On Being A Problem In America
1
WEB Du Boiss View of the Southwest Georgia Black Belt
11
Riddle Me This Du Bois the Sphinx and the Crisis of Identity
26
Confluence Confirmation and Conservation at the Crossroads Intersecting Junctures in The Interesting Narrative of the Life and The Souls of Black F...
45
Racial Capitalism in a Global Economy The DoubleConsciousness of Black Business in the Economic Philosophy of WEB Du Bois
70
The Sweetness of His Strength Du Bois Teddy Roosevelt and the Black Soldier
97
WEB Dui bois and the Intersection of Race and Sex in the TwentyFirst Century
122
The Sentimental Du Bois Genre Race and the Reading Public
142
As I Face America Race and Africanity in Du Boiss The Souls of Black Folk
166
WEB Du Bois More Man Than Meets The Eye
187
Index
195
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