This work marks the recent passing of the 100th Anniversary of Du Bois' classic of African American literature. More than fifty events and celebrations were held in cities and universities around the country. It poignantly explores the relationship of Du Bois, the man, to his writings. It is written by expert team of authors including the prominent Manning Marable. "The Souls of W. E. B. Du Bois" explores the relationship of W. E. B. Du Bois' seminal book, "The Souls of Black Folk", to other works in his scholarly portfolio and to his larger project concerning race, racial identity, and the social objectives of scholarly engagement. Prominent authors consider why the classic book remains so relevant today.
Table of Contents
Introduction Alford A. Young, Jr. Chapter 1: Celebrating Souls: Deconstructing the Du Boisian Legacy Manning Marable Chapter 2: Searching for the Souls of Black Women: W. E. B. Du Bois's COntribution Elizabeth Higginbotham Chapter 3: The Soul of The Philadelphia Negro and The Souls of Black Folk Alford A. Young, Jr. Chapter 4: Cultural Politics in the Negro Soul Charles Lemert Chapter 5: The Souls of Black Folk and Afro-American Intellectual Life Jerry G. Watts Notes Index About the Authors
Jerry G. Watts is Professor of American studies at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He is editor most recently of The Black Intellectual in Crisis: A Retrospective (Routledge, 1999). Manning Marable is one of America's most influential and widely read scholars. He was Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, History and African-American Studies at Columbia University and was formerly the founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America (Pluto Press, 2000) and Beyond Boundaries (Paradigm, 2011). Charles Lemert is Andrus Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. He is the author of Durkeim's Ghosts (2006). Elizabeth Higginbotham is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is editor most recently of Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape (Wadsworth, 2005).