Friday, October 09, 2009

U.S. History: W.E.B DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk

There is a new edition of W.E.B. Du Bois' classic work The Souls of Black Folk available from the Library of America (LOA).  We discussed this book the other day in class as we were reviewing Du Bois' ideas.  I read it last fall and found it intriguing.  This particular edition is really nice as the LOA puts together a quality book.  I wrote about the LOA last fall.  Incidentally, one of the people featured in the video I posted was Henry Louis Gates, the Harvard professor who became the key figure of the police incident that caused a firestorm this past summer.

Anyway, these books by the LOA are printed on acid-free paper and are beautifully produced.  I've seen some at Borders so you can get them there or find them at the Library of America website.

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