The souls of black folk With "The talented tenth" and "The souls of white folk"

W. E. B. 1868-1963 Du Bois

Book - 2021

Published in 1903, this book 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. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works to deal with sociology. -- adapted from publisher's website.

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Penguin vitae.
[New York] : Penguin Books 2021.
[New edition]
Item Description
"First published in the United States of America by A. C. McClurg & Company 1903, "The Souls of White Folk" originally published in 1920 by Harcourt, Brace and Company, "The Talented Tenth" originally published in 1903 by James Pott & Company, Previously published with an introduction by Ibram X. Kendi in Penguin Books 2018, This edition published in Penguin Books 2021"--Title page verso.
Physical Description
xxii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Main Author
W. E. B. 1868-1963 Du Bois (author)
Other Authors
Ibram X. Kendi (writer of introduction), Monika M. (Monika Maria) Elbert, 1956- (contributor), W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois, 1868-1963 (-)
  • Introduction /
  • Ibram X. Kendi
  • Suggestions for further reading
  • The souls of black folk
  • The forethought
  • of our spititual strivings
  • Of the dawn of freedom
  • Of Mr Booker T. Washington and others
  • Of the meaning of progress - Of the wings of Atalanta
  • Of the traing of Black men
  • Of the quest of the golden fleece
  • Of the sons of master and man
  • Of the faith of the fathers
  • Of the passing of the first-born
  • Of Alexander Crummel
  • Of the coming of John
  • Th sorrow songs
  • The afterthought
  • The talented tenth
  • The souls of white folk
  • Notes.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Du Bois' 1903 collection of essays is a thoughtful, articulate exploration of the moral and intellectual issues surrounding the perception of Blacks within American society."--Provided by publisher.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This collectible hardcover edition of the groundbreaking book about being black in America, which was first published in 1903, combines history and autobiography to reflect on the magnitude of American racism.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A collectible hardcover edition of the landmark book about being black in America, featuring an introduction by Ibram X. Kendi, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an AntiracistA Penguin Classic When The Souls of Black Folk was first published in 1903, it had a galvanizing effect on the conversation about race in America--and it remains both a touchstone in the literature of African America and a beacon in the fight for civil rights. Believing that one can know the "soul" of a race by knowing the souls of individuals, W. E. B. Du Bois combines history and stirring autobiography to reflect on the magnitude of American racism and to chart a path forward against oppression, and introduces the now-famous concepts of the color line, the veil, and double-consciousness.Penguin Vitae--loosely translated as “Penguin of one’s life”--is a deluxe hardcover series from Penguin Classics celebrating a dynamic and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from seventy-five years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality.