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W. E. B. Du Bois
Black Radical Democrat
- ISBN: 9781594510182
- Extent: 328pp
- Release Date: 20 Jul 2005
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Hardback
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- Category: Politics
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'Marable's biography of Du Bois is the best so far available.' Dr. Herbert Aptheker, Editor, The Correspondence of W.E.B. Du Bois
'Marable's excellent study focuses on the social thought of a major black American thinker who exhibited a 'basic coherence and unity' throughout a multifaceted career stressing cultural pluralism, opposition to social inequality, and black pride.' Library Journal
Distinguished historian and social activist Manning Marable’s book, W. E. B. Du Bois: Black Radical Democrat, brings out the interconnections, unity, and consistency of W. E. B. Du Bois’s life and writings. Marable covers Du Bois’s disputes with Booker T. Washington, his founding of the NAACP, his work as a social scientist, his life as a popular figure, and his involvement in politics, placing them into the context of Du Bois’s views on black pride, equality, and cultural diversity. Marable stresses that, as a radical democrat, Du Bois viewed the problems of racism as intimately connected with capitalism.
The publication of this updated edition follows more than one hundred celebrations recently marking the 100th anniversary of Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk. Marable broadens earlier biographies with a new introduction highlighting Du Bois's less-known advocacy of women's suffrage, socialism, and peace and he traces his legacy to today in an era of changing racial and social conditions.
About The Author
Manning Marable is one of America’s most influential and widely read scholars. Since 1993, he has been Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, History and African-American Studies at Columbia University. From 1993 to 2003, he was founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University.