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First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness” - a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.”

Though an examination of Black life in post-Civil War America, The Souls of Black Folk has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Souls of Black Folk, this edition of The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Informative and Personal Collection of Essays

Well written, soulfully performed. I can almost imagine the author himself read it to me.

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  • KSTrini
  • Brooklyn, New York United States
  • 09-16-18

Enjoyed it. Very captivating.

The entire presentation was great. The story is very well told and with much passion.

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Incredible

Exquisitely thought out, exquisitely written book. I wish I'd read this a long time before. Got the print chippy as well to pick up the poems I've missed bits of from hearing.

Excellent performance also. I've listened to this on commutes, and have missed some work for not wanting to turn it off. Very well done.

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Dated but literate exposition of southern morality

A poetic history of post civil war African American southern struggle to lift the veil of racism that clouds their humanity. At times the poetry sings loud and true. This book is dated on Indians, suffrage, the commons, Africa, and especially paternity but the stories are immensely sorrowful, reasoned, understanding, logical, lyrical, and literate. If you read one book to understand the white man’s Trump-morality of segregation this one is it.

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  • O. ADIGUN-HARRIS
  • 12-11-18

Interesting view

Interesting in many parts, but I struggle to follow all of it and really glad it was on audible otherwise, I may not have found the urge to finish it. There is probably an assumption that all readers will be American and have known the history of the struggle. However I learnt quite a lot about the conditions and constraints of the people. I will try to listen again as it was probably about my inexperience that made it hard to follow. I enjoyed and liked the richness of Prentice's voice.