The Souls of Black Folk

  • 8h 33m 7s
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2010

"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line," writes Du Bois, in one of the most prophetic works in all of American literature. First published in 1903, this collection of fifteen essays dared to describe the racism that prevailed at that time in America—and to demand an end to it. Du Bois' writing draws on his early experiences, from teaching in the hills of Tennessee, to the death of his infant son, to his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington.

Du Bois received a doctorate from Harvard in 1895 and became a professor of economics and history at Atlanta University. His dynamic leadership in the cause of social reform on behalf of his fellow blacks anticipated and inspired much of the black activism of the 1960s. The Souls of Black Folk is a classic in the literature of civil rights.

The Making of Modern Economics is a valuable, engaging text for courses in the history of economic thought and political economy.

About the Author

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868–1963) was a sociologist, historian, novelist, activist, and one of the greatest African American intellectuals. His astounding career spanned the nation’s history from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Fisk, Harvard, and the University of Berlin, he penned his epochal masterpiece, The Souls of Black Folk, in 1903. It remains his most studied and popular work; its insights into black life at the turn of the century still ring true.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter I - Of Our Spiritual Strivings
  • Chapter II - Of the Dawn of Freedom
  • Chapter III - Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
  • Chapter IV - Of the Meaning of Progress
  • Chapter V - Of the Wings of Atalanta
  • Chapter VI - Of the Training of Black Men
  • Chapter VII - Of the Black Belt
  • Chapter VIII - Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece
  • Chapter IX - Of the Sons of Master and Man
  • Chapter X - Of the Faith of the Fathers
  • Chapter XI - Of the Passing of the First-Born
  • Chapter XII - Of Alexander Crummell
  • Chapter XIII - Of the Coming of John
  • Chapter XIV - The Sorrow Songs
  • The After-Thought