The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk

eBook - 2002
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Intolerant of social complacency, The Souls of Black Folk is an authentic and illuminating look at the duality of being both African and American. Masterfully and passionately written, it is a collection of essays that sketches Southern life in the post-Civil War era. It further clarifies that black folk did not come to the United States empty-minded or empty-handed; but rather came bearing gifts of music, patriotism, folklore, faith, and reverence.
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble World Digital Library, 2002
ISBN: 9780594092940
0594092949
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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pattyskypants
Feb 18, 2017

GORGEOUS writing, much of which was brilliant.

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Sep 10, 2016

This is a very interestingly written book - at times passionate, indignant, wise, lyrical, and knowledgeable. Each of the constituent chapters usually has a theme: employment, education, kinship structures, religion, but they are not too narrowly focused: it hangs together as a book by painting a gradually more thorough image of African Americans a little over a century ago. Altogether edifying, and enjoyable too.

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phantomas
May 24, 2013

It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history.

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