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The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches by  W. E. B Du Bois - Seventeenth edition - 1931 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140940657)

The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

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The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

by Du Bois, W. E. B

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Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1931. Seventeenth edition. Near Fine. Seventeenth edition. Signed by W.E.B. Du Bois on the front free endpaper, below a tipped in illustration which is perhaps obscuring evidence of a former bookplate removal. Bound in publisher's black cloth lettered in silver. Near Fine with spine faded, lightly worn at ends, and cloth showing several faint scratches. Pages lightly tanned, small tear to bottom of front free endpaper. A seminal work in the history of sociology and a cornerstone of African American literature, in which Du Bois discusses "double consciousness"--the idea that African Americans have two fields of vision, one how they see themselves, and the other how others view them.


The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African American in American society.


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The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches
Du Bois, W. E. B
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Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.


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