It tells the life story of an individual, W. Du Bois, and of a group, African Americans. Du Bois inhabits a world in which a color line divides all life into two parts.
Look not upon me, because I am black, Because the sun hath looked upon me: My mother's children were angry with me; They made me the keeper of the vineyards; But mine own vineyard have I not kept.
That is because of how well rounded and layered this book is at examining African-American life. There is much in this book that has made it so special. This book is to modern sociology what The Interpretation of Dreams was for psychology. In this book W. Du Bois offered one of the most complete studies of African-American life, history, politics, and culture.
No book has really been able to over-shadow its relevance and its timelessness. It was written by the first Black man to earn a Harvard University doctorate degree.
The book was published ina generation removed from slavery in the United States, yet it is still relevant to my life four generations removed from slavery and the present day. This book has been the foundation text that civil rights and Black advancement in America was built on.
This book influenced so many people whose careers come out of it. Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness all find roots in this book. Du Bois would, in the long years afterchange is stance on certain ideas presented in this book, most famously concerning his theory on The Talented Tenthbut he never had anything beyond spelling or proofreading corrections done in subsequent editions of this book since he wanted it to stand as a snapshot of how he saw the world in Trying to list the ideas and multiple purposes this book is putting forward is maddening.
The book also list the theory of Black people having "double-consciousness" which he defines as the "sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
One ever feels his twoness, -- an 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.
All, nevertheless, flutter round it. They approach me in a half- hesitant sort of way, eye me curiously or compassionately, and then, instead of saying directly, How does it feel to be a problem?
At these I smile, or am interested, or reduce the boiling to a simmer, as the occasion may require. To the real question, How does it feel to be a problem?
I answer seldom a word. And yet, being a problem is a strange experience, -- peculiar even for one who has never been anything elseTop Rated Plus.
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The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. Du Bois Setting out to show to the reader “the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century,” Du Bois explains the meaning of the emancipation, and its effect, and his views on the role of the leaders of his race. The Souls of Black Folk - Wikipedia.
The Souls of Black Folk () is a work in African-American literature, that to this day is lauded as one of the most important parts of African-American and sociological history.
In this collection of essays, Du Bois coins two terms that have developed into theoretical fields of study: “double. The Souls of Black Folk has 27, ratings and 1, reviews. Bill said: While reading Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, I asked myself whethe /5.