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W.E.B. Du Bois

Author: David Levering Lewis
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1993-2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: W E B Du Bois; W E B Du Bois; W E B Du Bois
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Levering Lewis
ISBN: 0805026215 9780805026214 0805025340 9780805025347 0805035680 9780805035681 0805068139 9780805068139
OCLC Number: 27727681
Performer(s): [V. 1.] Biography of a race, 1868-1919 -- [v. 2.] The fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963.
Awards: Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards, 1994.
Phi Beta Kappa Society Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, 1994.
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 1994.
Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1994.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards, 2001.
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 2001.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: [v. 1]. Biography of a race, 1868-1919 --
Postlude to the future --
Mary Silvina's Great Barrington --
Berkshire prodigy --
The age of miracles: Fisk and Josie's world --
The age of miracles: "at but not of Harvard" --
Lehrjahre --
Wilberforce: book mentor, marriage --
From Philadelphia to Atlanta --
Social science, ambition, and Tuskegee --
Clashing temperaments --
The souls of black folk --
Going over Niagara: Du Bois and Washington --
Atlanta: scholar behind the veil --
NAACP: the beginning --
Rise of the crisis, decline of the wizard --
Connections at home and abroad --
Crises at The Crisis --
The perpetual drama --
"The wounded world." [v. 2]. The fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963 --
The Reason Why --
Du Bois and Garvey: Two "Pan-Africas" --
On Being Crazy and Somewhat Devious --
Rearranging Ethiopia Abroad and at Home --
Civil Rights by Copyright --
Bolsheviks and Dark Princesses --
The Possibility of Democracy in America --
Holding on, Amorously and Angrily --
A New Racial Philosophy --
Atlanta: Black Reconstruction and Casanova Unbound --
Dictatorships Compared: Germany, Russia, China, Japan --
Atlanta: the Politics of Knowledge --
Atlanta: Soldiering on --
Against the Grain: From the NAACP to the Far Left --
Exeunt.
Other Titles: W.E.B. DuBois
Responsibility: David Levering Lewis.

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With the follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning first volume, Lewis has garnered a National Book Award nomination. He picks up his account of Du Bois's life with the triumphal return from WWI of  Read more...
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Splendid. . . . A landmark of American scholarship. Lewis develops the most convincing portrayal ever written of Du Bois. "Michael R. Winston, The Washington Post" Monumental. . . . A joy to read. A Read more...

 
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