Showing results by author "W.E.B. Dubois"

Categories

All Categories

8 results
Sort by
    • The Souls of Black Folk

    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 755
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 655

    “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 15 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essays of 'life and love and strife and failure'

    • By ESK on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Black Reconstruction in America

    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 37 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society. Hailed at the time, Black Reconstruction in America has justly been called a classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The textbook you should have had in high school.

    • By Kennedy on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $38.47

    • The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Souls of Black Folk

    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    W. E. B. Du Bois was the foremost black intellectual of his time. The Souls of Black Folk, his most influential work, is a collection of 14 beautifully written essays, by turns lyrical, historical, and autobiographical. Here, Du Bois records the cruelties of racism, celebrates the strength and pride of black America, and explores the paradoxical "double-consciousness" of African American life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book that must be read by everybody.

    • By Halit Pinar, MD on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Darkwater

    • Voices from within the Veil
    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Bernard K. Addison, Dion Graham, Lisa Reneé Pitts, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    The distinguished American civil rights leader, W. E. B. DuBois first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems individually in 1920 in the Atlantic, the Journal of Race Development, and other periodicals. Reflecting the author's ideas as a politician, historian, and artist, this volume has long moved and inspired readers with its militant cry for social, political, and economic reform. It is essential reading for all students of African American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent!

    • By Andre on 04-03-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Souls of Black Folk

    • By: W.E.B. Dubois
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    W.E.B. Du Bois said, on the launch of his groundbreaking 1903 treatise, The Souls of Black Folk, "for the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line", a prescient statement. Setting out to show to the reader "the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the twentieth century," Du Bois explains the meaning of the emancipation, and its effect, and his views on the roles of the leaders of his race.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An eloquent & educational history

    • By Chandra on 02-19-05

    Regular price: $29.40

    • The Souls of Black Folk

    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Rodney Gardiner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work by W. E. B. Du Bois. Originally published in 1903, it contains many essays on race and equality, but is also a piece of seminal history, laying the groundwork for the field of sociology. Some of the essays in the book were even previously published by the Atlantic Monthly magazine. When writing, Du Bois drew from his personal experiences as an African-American in America to highlight the issues of prejudice that were still going on into the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opening

    • By SavyMom of 2 on 03-04-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Quest of the Silver Fleece

    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The Silver Fleece, cotton, could be the answer to Zora and Bles' prayers in overcoming poverty. While attending Miss Smith's School in rural Alabama, they lovingly nurture their crop. But, the white aristocracy is determined to control the price of cotton and monopolize the market. Can two young lovers prevail despite the daunting obstacles laid before them?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quest for Freedom . . . Again

    • By Andre on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $31.49