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The Souls of Black Folk
The Souls of Black Folk | W.E.B. Dubois
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. With a dash of the Victorian and Enlightenment influences that peppered Du Boiss impassioned yet formal prose, the largely autobiographical chapters of The Souls of Black Folks take the reader through the momentous and moody maze of Afro-American life after the Emancipation Proclamation: from poverty, the neo-slavery of the sharecropper, illiteracy, mis-education, and lynching, to the heights of humanity reached by the spiritual sorrow songs that birthed gospel music and the blues. The capstone of The Souls of Black Folk is Du Boiss haunting, eloquent description of the concept of the black psyches double consciousness, which he described as a peculiar sensation....One ever feels this twonessan American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the authors personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Written in 1903 but reads just as easily as if it had been written last year. An important and interesting read on being Black in America.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#weeklyforecast
#nonfictionNovember
Going to start and slowly go through Warmth, not sure I can finish it by end of month - it doesn't feel like something to rush through.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#bookspin ready!

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JohnLAndBenji
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Web Dubois educates the reader of the horrors and injustices of slavery. He writes about experiences of poor black people. As a civil rights leader, he pushed for equality of women and colored people. He evaluates the barriers that prevent abolition and women‘s rights. As a leader in the NAACP, he knows how to use psychology and analytics to lead people to question the racist social norms and create empathy.

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Buncle
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...not at Yale or Columbia, is there an air of higher resolve or more unfettered striving: the determination to realize for men, both black and white, the broadest possibilities of life, to seek the better and the best, to spread with their own hands the Gospel of Sacrifice.

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Buncle
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The function of the university is...above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing the knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.

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MargaretPinardAuthor
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obviateit
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#day2 #thankfulthoughts “... sometime, somewhere men will judge men by their #souls and not by their skins. Is such a hope justified?”

Eggs Beautiful - I ❤️ DuBois (echoes of Martin Luther King Jr) 2y
obviateit @Eggs yes! I had the same thought. ❤️ 2y
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rabbitprincess
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This is a tricky book to rate and review, because it is not meant to be read for pleasure or entertainment. It is a powerful book and one of many that I need to read to fill the gaps in my education.

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Demeter2112
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CloakNQuill
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“Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne”
#blacklivesmatter

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LatrelWhite
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My April classic of the month!✨

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AshleyHoss820
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We did not get to all of this book in my American Multicultural Lit class, but I highly recommend this. The first African American to earn a PhD, he is insightful, intelligent, and ahead of his time.

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bibliobliss
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"For the South believed an educated Negro to be a dangerous Negro. And the South was not wholly wrong; for education among all kinds of men always has had, and always will have, an element of danger and revolution, of dissatisfaction and discontent."

-- The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois

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Plaidsticks
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bibliobliss
The Souls of Black Folk | William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

"He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face."

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bibliobliss
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• Recently started with #SerialReader app. I'm hopeful that I can learn something new about the perspectives and perseverance of African Americans throughout history. It's not MY story, but it IS my duty as a person and citizen to immerse myself in the experiences and hardships of others from time to time. They have LIVED it; the very least I can do is READ about it •

#NFNovember that will continue into December

#Americanhistory #worldhistory

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GreatBookStudy
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(Backtracking) #GratefulReads

Nov. 1: Book I am looking forward to reading (and just started): The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois.

#TheSoulsofBlackFolk
#WEBDuBois
#nonfiction
#TheWellEducatedMind
#SusanWiseBauer

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Pedrocamacho
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In this book, W.E.B. Du Bois outlines the lives of African Americans at the turn of the 20th century. His work is powerful, florid, and of the kind that sticks with you.

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Emilymdxn
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#24b4monday #blackhistorymonth

Really rewarding and important to read. Yes it‘s clearly dated, but that‘s a hard thing to hold against a 115 year old book, and the amount of it that still rung very true after all that time was illuminating and incredibly depressing. I couldn‘t stop wondering what Dubois would think of where we are now.

Andrew65 This looks interesting. 4y
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Emilymdxn
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It‘s been a slow morning for the #24b4monday #blackhistorymonth readathon, I‘m still hovering around 7/8 hours but I have my current and next reads here and should have a good evening with them! These are both books from my owned tbr which I can read and give away.

I‘m focused atm on not hoarding books, I‘m trying to clear my shelves so the resources that went to making these can be shared with the community and save the planet a little bit

Andrew65 Doing great, well done. 😊👍 4y
Emilymdxn @Andrew65 thanks!! 😊 4y
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Emilymdxn
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Very excited to read this. I bought it on my last trip to the US and have been criminally slow beginning to read it. Excited to extend my #blackhistorymonth reading a bit more historically.

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JLaurenceCohen
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This remains Du Bois's best know work and the aource of his unforgettable, Hegelian notion of "double consciousness." It brings together a wide range of genres, reversing the trajectory of the freedom narrative by moving deeper South and farther into the past with each chapter.

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dfrazier
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“What if the Negro people would be wooed from a strife for righteousness, from a love of knowing, to regard dollars as the be-all and end-all of life?”

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jenniferw88
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#holeinyoursoul #abbainaugust. Fun fact: I don't know the ABBA song, however I do have Billy Joel's "All About Soul" on my mind!

@Cinfhen @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @Meredith3 @emilyhaldi

Reviewsbylola This sounds like a vital read. 4y
Gina ABBA!!!!!!! I had my jam on as a little girl when "dancing queen" came on!!! Que the disco balllllll 4y
Cinfhen I don‘t think I know either song 😬🙈 4y
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emilyhaldi 👌🏻 4y
Mdargusch Me either 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
Meredith3 🎵 🎶 4y
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Qchambers
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I can‘t wait to read these and put this beautiful bookmark to use!
#books #africanamerican #newjimcrow #bookmark #webdubois

somebooksaround 🙌🙌💛💛 5y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 5y
Schlorholtz Welcome to Litsy!!😊 5y
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Qchambers @asiriusreader @Schlorholtz Thank you so much 😁 5y
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Qchambers @Chelleo Thank you! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!!! 5y
Qchambers Thank you! 😊 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Qchambers you‘re welcome!!! 5y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 5y
Qchambers Thank you 😁😁 @Wife 5y
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hwestfall
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I am so glad I read this book!

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CaitlinR
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“O sister, sister, thy first-begotten,

The hands that cling and the feet that follow,

The voice of the child's blood crying yet,

WHO HATH REMEMBERED ME? WHO HATH FORGOTTEN?

Thou hast forgotten, O summer swallow,

But the world shall end when I forget.

SWINBURNE.

The beginning of Ch. 9, Souls of Black Folk. , “Of the Psssing if the First Born”.

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OrangeMooseReads
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My current audio “read”. It‘s interesting how much has changed and yet how little they have.

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hwestfall
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When gems from a book published in 1903 is just as applicable now as it was then.

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hwestfall
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I love buying used books that people have written in.

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wanderlustforwords
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#blackhistorymonth Have you read any of these? I‘ve read all but Toni Morrison‘s Power, which I will be picking up in the next few days. #books #litsy

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SusanInTiburon
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I‘m listening to this great classic during my commute (it counterbalances our ongoing evening read-aloud of Gone With the Wind), and it‘s totally reframing my mental picture of Reconstruction. What a dire, dangerous time for the country — and how lucky we are to have the benefit of this man‘s solemn and charitable wisdom.

(The otherwise excellent reader loses a point because his voice drops to inaudible at the end of too many sentences.)

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hwestfall
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It's my #Februarytbr stack! All the books but the bottom one were sitting on my shelves just waiting to be read. So, I am knocking off a good chunk from my "read the books you have" list. I used an audible credit for Born A Crime by Trevor Noah and I started Uncle Tom's Cabin on the app Serial Reader. I can't believe I haven't read it before! #ReadingResolutions #blackhistorymonth @Jess7

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Kathrin
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Published in 1903 this essay collection is still frighteningly relevant. I was amazed at Du Bois sharp observation and the level of objectivity that he brings to his work... he sounds very often like an outsider looking into the country. While the topic is dire, he was a beautiful writer.

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TheNextBook
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I‘ve got two more books on this “must read” list to finish and this is one of those moments when I‘m glad I decided to make this list and push myself to read these books. This book was really thought provoking. His observations were spot on and I loved his candor. I always have to adjust to the cadence used during this period and once I did I really enjoyed this. It‘s painful to realize how far we haven‘t come...

rachelm 😕need to bump this one up the list 5y
MoniqueReads305 I started it in high school and agreed with so much of what he said. I really need to read it fully as an adult. 5y
TheNextBook @rachelm yes you do... 5y
TheNextBook @MoniqueReads305 It‘s time, especially if you‘ve already read it. I had to force myself to put it on the list because I didnt know if I could handle it but now I‘m really glad I read it. I‘m just mad. There is no reason why I should relate to this. We should be better than this and we, the U.S., isn‘t all. So much farther to go. 5y
MoniqueReads305 @TheNextBook I'm going to try to squeeze it in 5y
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wanderlustforwords
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Who needs light reading in the Christmas season? 😐😂 #book #africanamerican #history

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TheNextBook
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Published in 1903.

When I quote with this information it‘s because I am tired. I am tired of people being fully aware of a corrupt criminal justice system and nothing changing. I am tired of reading books from decades past and seeing that we are still fighting the same fight. I need change. I want change. I need you to want change too.

Notafraidofwords The denial is strong 5y
JSW Speak. Truth. 🙌🏼 I want change too. ❤️ 5y
TheNextBook @Notafraidofwords I read this and was like seriously! This could have been written today. There was just a documentary done on this exact subject! 13th! 5y
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TheNextBook @JSW I am so tired! 😒 How has there been no change?! 5y
Notafraidofwords @TheNextBook I feel like at work and among my friends I‘m the only person that‘s outraged all the time and it‘s hard to not feel so delusional. 5y
TheNextBook @Notafraidofwords I had to stop talking to some people at work about politics because no... they are either complicit or uninformed. It‘s infuriating. 5y
Notafraidofwords @TheNextBook yes Hun!! So true. And I work in academia!!! And everyday after work, I shake my head because I cannot believe how uninformed people are. I‘ve had to stop myself so many times from blurting out “read a book, any book!!!” 5y
JSW It helps my soul to know I‘m not alone. I work in higher ed, too, @Notafraidofwords ! Where are you? I‘m in California. 😘 5y
Notafraidofwords @JSW I‘m in NJ!! 5y
JSW @Notafraidofwords love from my coast to yours! Keep up the good work, partner!! ❤️❤️ (edited) 5y
Notafraidofwords @JSW thank you. You too! Warm hugs! 5y
Kathrin My exact thoughts while reading this passage... 5y
TheNextBook @Kathrin I‘m tired!!! 5y
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TheNextBook
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😳 Did he just?!
Yes. He did.
I call this 1900s shade.
DuBois just shaded the hell out of Booker T. Washington.

EchoLogical 😂 5y
Texreader Whoa!! 5y
JSW Quality writing. 👏🏼 5y
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TheNextBook
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I‘m ready for this. It was on my “must read” list for the end of 2017 and the time has come.

PerksOfBeingABookworm I read parts of this for my theory class this semester. It's such a poignant piece of literature. Du Bois wasn't writing like all the other stuffy old white guys of his time. It's pretty shocking (and then again not shocking) how relevant his work still is today. 5y
TheNextBook @PerksOfBeingABookworm I was just having this conversation with the hubs! The one thing that sucks about reading some of these books is how relevant they still are today! I wanted us to be past some of these points and we aren‘t. (edited) 5y
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Kristelh
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Mehso-so

#readathon #2017 finished this audio before I fell asleep for 4 hours. Now reading Bind Assassin for homestretch.

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DrexEdit
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Painted in really broad strokes and somewhat dated in its thinking, but very worth reading for the history from an African American point of view of the reconstruction south.

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Gezemice
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This seminal work of African-American scholarship was first published in 1903 and unfortunately is still relevant. Breathtaking in scope and written in eloquent, dignified and often poetic prose, Dubois examines the history and state of blacks in America from sociological, political, psychological and cultural point of view. He draws a picture of constant struggle, dispair, poverty, lack of education and motivation. A must read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Gezemice
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I am going with this quote from my #currentread for #starsandstripes. America is founded on the right to free speech.

I have never felt the need to be patriotic in the US. But the constant assailing of America's core values by the President made me realize how precious those values are and that they need to be protected - by us.

#jubilantjuly

Hooked_on_books Please send this quote to the White House. They desperately need it. 6y
Gezemice @Hooked_on_books Yeah. I am afraid they are the only ones who don't care. At this point, the rest of us should. 6y
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Gezemice
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Dubois' writing is incredible, clear, and insightful. Unfortunately, this could have been written today.
Having recently read The Autobiography of Malcolm X, I can see why Dubois made a tremendous impression on him.
#currentlyreading #diversebooks

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cocomass
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My second #blackhistorymonth read and my pick for a classic written by a person of color for the #readharderchallenge2017

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JoeRugola
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Belated day 8 of #Riotgrams: Black history. This was my first exposure to Du Bois, and it kind of blew my head off.

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Lesliereads
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Happy Black History Month❣The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois(1868-1963) is 114 years old this year. This copy was published in 1961 when it cost 50 cents! #webdubois #classics #vintageblackbooks #vintagebooks #greatbooks #readsoullit #blackhistorymonth

Donna_sBookMinute I've never seen this cover. Great find! 6y
Lesliereads @Donna_sBookMinute This copy belonged to my parents❣ 6y
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TheNextBook
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So I haven't used @SerialReader in what feels like forever so I am really glad to finally be in a place where I can dive back in! With less than 36 hours before the new year I don't think I can complete another book. But I can get in a few issues! So here we go!

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EKonrad
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I remember learning about Dubois in AP US History back in the day, but never knew what a wonderful writer he was. His essays speak about racial issues that are sadly still affecting our country today. This should be a mandatory read for everyone. I'm also still thinking about his story of losing his baby son...so haunting and moving. Oh and thanks @SerialReader !