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W. E. B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history.

The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which the magazine Atlantic Monthly had previously published. To develop this work, Du Bois drew from his own experiences as an African American in the American society. Outside of its notable relevance in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology.
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    Nicole Nairhas quoted8 months ago
    teachers in these institutions came not to keep the Negroes in their place, but to raise them out of the defilement of the places where slavery had wallowed them.
    al mhas quoted2 years ago
    Till the last moon droop and the last tide fail,
    And the fire of the end begin to burn in the west
    Mauricio Patrónhas quoted2 years ago
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