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The Souls of Black Folk
First EditionW.E.B. DuBois, Edited by David W. Blight and Robert Gooding-Williams©1997
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This edition of The Souls of Black Folk, contains the original 1903 version of the W.E.B. Du Bois's classic with the fullest set of annotations yet. Two related essays and numerous letters Du Bois received and wrote concerning his widely read text accompany the book, providing the contours of his life and writings, along with the early twentieth-century reception to the book.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: THE STRANGE MEANING OF BEING BLACK: DU BOIS'S AMERICAN TRAGEDY
PART I. THE DOCUMENT
W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903
Notes on the text
PART II. SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS, ESSAYS, AND CORRESPONDENCE
Essays by W. E. B. Du Bois
"The Conservation of Races," 1897
"The Development of a People," 1904
"The Souls of Black Folk," 1904
Correspondence about The Souls of Black Folk, 1903–1957
Ida B. Wells-Barnett to Du Bois, May 30, 1903
Caroline Pemberton to Du Bois, December 12, 1903
D. Tabak to Du Bois
Du Bois to William James, June 12, 1906
Hallie E. Queen to Du Bois, February 11, 1907
W. D. Hooper to Du Bois, September 2, 1909, and Du Bois to W. D. Hooper, October 11, 1909
Du Bois to Herbert Aptheker, February 27, 1953
Langston Hughs to Du Bois, May 22, 1956
A Du Bois Chronology (1868–1963)
Questions for Consideration