Historian, journalist, educator, and civil rights suggest W. E. B. Du Bois was once possibly so much comprehensive as a sociologist of race kinfolk and of the black group within the usa. This quantity collects his most vital sociological writings from 1898 to 1910. The eighteen choices comprise 5 on Du Bois's belief of sociology and sociological learn, particularly as a device within the fight for racial justice; excerpts from reviews of black groups within the South and the North, together with The Philadelphia Negro;
writings on black tradition and social existence, with a variety from The Negro American Family;
and later works on race kinfolk within the usa and in different places after international battle II. This part encompasses a strong fiftieth-anniversary reassessment of his vintage 1901 article within the Atlantic
during which he envisioned that "the challenge of the 20 th century is the matter of the colour line."
The editors supply an annotated bibliography, a long evaluate of Du Bois's existence and paintings, and specific introductions to the selections.
"The most vital contribution of this publication is its inclusive examine Du Bois as either educational and activist. . . . participants drawn to the examine of social concerns and political sociology would get advantages from studying and discussing this book."—Paul Kriese, Sociology: experiences of latest Books
"Green and motive force, informing this quantity with a 48-page essay that summarizes Du Bois' profession and areas him within the context of the career, have intelligently geared up his writings. . . . A welcome contribution that are meant to have huge use."—Elliott Rudwick, Contemporary Sociology