The Souls of Black Folk
First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history, a foundational text in field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces, explores concept of “double-consciousness”—a term he uses to describe experience of living as an African American, having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through eyes of others.”
Though an examination of Black life in post–Civil War America, The Souls of Black Folk has had a lasting impact on civil rights, discussion of race in United States.
Revised edition: Previously published as The Souls of Black Folk, this edition of The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
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