Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition

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Redstone Press
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144
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10.0 X 12.7 X 0.5 inches | 1.8 pounds
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English
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Paperback
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9781942884538

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About the Author

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was an African American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, and socialist. Born in Massachusetts, he was raised in Great Barrington, an integrated community. He studied at the University of Berlin and at Harvard, where he became the first African American scholar to earn a doctorate. He worked as a professor at Atlanta University, a historically black institution, and was one of the leaders of the Niagara Movement, which advocated for equal rights and opposed Booker T. Washington's Atlanta compromise. In 1909, he cofounded the NAACP and served for years as the editor of its official magazine The Crisis. In addition to his activism against lynching, Jim Crow laws, and other forms of discrimination and segregation, Du Bois authored such influential works as The Souls of Black Folk (1903) and Black Reconstruction in America (1935). A lifelong opponent of racism and a committed pacifist, Du Bois advocated for socialism as a means of replacing racial capitalism in America and around the world. In the 1920s, he used his role at The Crisis to support the artists of the Harlem Renaissance and sought to emphasize the role of African Americans in shaping American society in his book The Gift of Black Folk (1924).

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Reviews

I find this lush and exquisitely produced book essential to my understanding of a historical event that did much to change my perception of DuBois, and his brilliant expansiveness. It's marvelous to have this lost material between covers now, and forever.--Hilton Als "Author of White Girls and staff writer at The New Yorker"
Shattered myths about Black America...--Jacqueline Francis "LitHub"
Thematic and poetic pairings... By recovering [W.E.B. Du Bois's] mode of presentation--illustrating impersonal forces besides portraits of individuals, their homes and their workplaces--this volume gives further evidence, if such is still needed, of Du Bois's rich dialectical method.--Ciaran Finlayson "Bookforum"
Rothenstein seeks to emphasize the relevance of Du Bois's work through juxtaposition: materials from the original exhibition are interspersed with excerpts from Du Bois's own writings and more... These interstitial selections seem intended to conjure a continuum of black voices, or perhaps to argue that the insurmountable prejudices of Du Bois's day linger in the present.--Hua Hsu "New Yorker"
This is an extraordinary book - an arrestingly beautiful combination of photographs and graphics.--Margaret Busby "New Yorker"
Focussing on the set of 63 infographics Du Bois presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition, [the book] shows the pioneering graphs, charts and maps Du Bois developed with a team of African American students from his sociology laboratory at Atlanta University to radically challenge racism and the arguments behind white supremacy.--Laura Snoad "It's Nice That"
contains reproduction of the images taken by mostly anonymous photographers showing the changing status of a newly emancipated people across America.--Charles Caesar "Galerie"
A handsome new book that tells a lesser-known but fascinating story about the 1900 fair: the staging of the American Negro Exhibit at the grand Palace of Social Economy.--Sukhdev Sandhu "Guardian"