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The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
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The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Essential Early Essays

W.E.B. Du Bois and Nahum Dimitri Chandler

Abstract

This volume assembles essential essays by W. E. B. Du Bois from 1894 to early 1906. These show the first formulations of some of his most famous ideas, namely, “the veil,” “double-consciousness,” and the “problem of the color line.” The deep historical sense of the formation of the modern world that informed Du Bois's thought and gave rise to his understanding of “the problem of the color line” is displayed. Some of the essays were published posthumously, others are obscure, and one has only recently been translated. The essays constitute an essential companion to Du Bois's 1903 masterpiece Th ... More

Keywords: W. E. B. Du Bois, the Color Line, the veil, double-consciousness, The Souls of Black Folk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823254545
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254545.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W.E.B. Du Bois, author

Nahum Dimitri Chandler, editor
University of California, Irvine

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Front Matter

The Afro-American

W. E. B. DU BOIS, and Nahum Dimitri Chandler

The Conservation of Races

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Strivings of the Negro People

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The Study of the Negro Problems

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Appendix: Résumé of the Discussion of the Negro Problems

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The Present Outlook for the Dark Races of Mankind

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The Spirit of Modern Europe

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The Freedmen’s Bureau

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The Relation of the Negroes to the Whites in the South

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The Talented Tenth

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The Development of a People

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Sociology Hesitant

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End Matter