W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963

W E B Du Bois The Fight for Equality and the American Century This monumental biography eight years in the research and writing treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career a crucial fifty year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed fore

  • Title: W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963
  • Author: David Levering Lewis Jack MacRae
  • ISBN: 9780805068139
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • This monumental biography eight years in the research and writing treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career a crucial fifty year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever the way Americans think about themselves.

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      David Levering Lewis is the Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at New York University.

    774 thoughts on “W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963

    • This second Pulitzer Prize winning volume sees Du Bois through WWII, years at Atlanta University, and to his 1963 death in Ghana. Feel like I have taken a mini-course in Black Studies by reading these two volumes and have come away with a valuable perspective that enriches my 20th century historical knowledge.


    • I checked the second volume of Lewis' DuBois biography out of the library right after finishing the first volume which I think is a testament to the excellence of the author's work. Volume II was much harder to make my way through, which is not due to any fault of Lewis. In the second volume you could feel the increasing pace of the modern world, especially as DuBois widened his intellectual horizons into Marxism and the Pan-African movement. It was also interesting to see how Lewis showed the r [...]


    • The first time I tried reading this book I could not get through it; the second time I tried, years later, I couldn't put it down. Go figure. It's long, scholarly, meticulously researched, and if you're interested in Du Bois, I doubt you will find a better biography.


    • After the first few sentences of this masterpiece by David Levering Lewis, it is obvious why his account of the second half of the life of Du Bois won the Pulitzer Prize For Biography. Lewis possesses a writing style that has smoothness to it. Page after page the life of W. E. B. Du Bois and the thoughts of the man seem real enough to be your own (provided you can accept the controversy of a figure as great as Du Bois). Lewis does his best to be objective in his account of Du Bois, or I should s [...]


    • Lewis continues and completes his incredibly detailed, nuanced biography of one of the world's most influential and charismatic black rights activists. This book was a little harder for me to follow than the first one, probably because the world that Du Bois inhabited was getting more complicated all the time. In the time frame the book covers, you have the Roaring '20s (and sadly, all the lynchings that took place during that time, as well as Southern kangaroo courts for black men), the Great D [...]


    • W.E.B. Du Bois, a co-founder of the NAACP, was a towering intellect and a never-ending advocate for blacks during the dark days before Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act. Reading this account of the second half of his life, I was struck by the similarities between his story and that of his contemporary, Paul Robeson. Both were extraordinary men of great achievement who were constantly slightly and denied their due recognition because of their race. Both died as outcasts because [...]


    • In part because the pace slows as Lewis' level of detail increases, this was even more work than the first volume. Unquestionably worth it, though. Between Du Bois' story and Lewis' prose (which reaches extraordinary heights in a few places), this is a masterful examination of an extraordinary life.


    • Not just a biography of a great man, but a look at the struggles of african americans from reconstruction thru the Civil Rights Movement in the 60's. Really enjoyed the view of the first half of the 20th century thru Black eyes. Showed me how biased and "white" the history I learned in school was.




    • One of the first man to ever receive a PH.d in Harvard Universityhe tells his facts and truths about humanity.


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