The Gift of Black Folk


The Negroes in the Making of America

by W.E.B. Du Bois

2021 Reprint of the 1924 Edition. Published in 1924 in response to growing racial tensions, W. E. B. Du Bois’ The Gift of Black Folk explores the contributions African Americans have made to American society, detailing the importance of racial diversity to the United States. Writing for a general audience, Du Bois employs a sweeping scope for his argument, covering the European discovery of America to the twentieth century.

Contents: Black Explorers; Black Labor; Black Soldiers; The Emancipation of Democracy; The Reconstruction of Freedom; The Freedom of Womanhood; The American Folk Song; Negro Art and Literature; The Gift of the Spirit.

Paperback | 186 pages | Dover Publications | 2021

William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community.

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