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W.E.B. Du Bois: An Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

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By Gerald Horne (Editor), Mary E. Young (Editor)
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Carrying W.E.B. Du Bois from his birth in Massachusetts in 1868 to his death in Ghana in 1963, this concise encyclopedia covers all of the highlights of his life--his studying at Fisk, Harvard, and Berlin, his tiff with Booker T. Washington, his role with the NAACP and Pan-Africanism, his writings, his globe trotting, and his exile in Ghana. With contributions by leading scholars and a foreword by David Levering Lewis, the book provides a complete overview of Du Bois's life. Featuring the highlights of his life, the events and personalities that influenced him, his intellectual contributions, and his activism, this book provides a complete understanding of this highly influential intellectual activist.

With the conclusion of the Cold War, there is the opportunity to obtain a fuller, more complete understanding of Du Bois' entire life. Providing full coverage of his latter crucial years--often ignored in earlier works--this book provides the latest scholarly insights, including a major entry by prizewinning scholar Brenda Gayle Plummer.

About the Author


GERALD HORNE is Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hong Kong and the author or editor of a number of books./eMARY YOUNG is Associate Professor of Black Studies and Literature and Director of Black Studies at Berea College./e She is the author of several books and articles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780313296659
ISBN-10: 0313296650
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: May 30th, 2001
Pages: 280
Language: English