John Brown (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)

4.04 avg rating
( 200 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199384310: John Brown (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)

W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history.

John Brown is W. E. B. Du Bois's groundbreaking political biography that paved the way for his transition from academia to a lifelong career in social activism. This biography is unlike Du Bois's earlier work; it is intended as a work of consciousness-raising on the politics of race. Less important are the historical events of John Brown's life than the political revelations found within the pages of this biography. At the time that he wrote it in 1909, Du Bois had begun his transformation into the most influential civil rights leader of his time. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Paul Finkelman, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

A moving cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by one of the most important African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century.
In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the clash of arms was at hand." DuBois's biography brings Brown stirringly to life and is a neglected classic.

About the Author:


Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has edited several major reference works, including Dictionary of African Biography, African American Lives, Africana, and African American National Biography. In addition, he is Editor in Chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center (www.oxfordaasc.com).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

W.E.B. Du Bois (Gates, ed)
Published by New York: Oxford Univ Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0199384312 ISBN 13: 9780199384310
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lee Madden, Book Dealer
(Brattleboro, VT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York: Oxford Univ Press, 2014. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 2007 (2014 printing). New softcover. Bright, crisp, clean, square covers, spine and interior. 8vo, 193 pp; index; bibliographies. Bookseller Inventory # 17056

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Du Bois, W. E. B./ Gates, Henry Louis (Editor)/ Finkelman, Paul (Introduction by)
Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 0199384312 ISBN 13: 9780199384310
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 230 pages. 9.20x6.00x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0199384312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Du Bois, W. E. B.
Published by Oxford University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0199384312 ISBN 13: 9780199384310
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199384312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds