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The Souls of Black Folk

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Toria S

8 Hours 1 Minutes


January 2011

Audio Book Summary

The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the first works to deal with sociology.

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  • Sheryl F

    Beautifully written, often heartbreaking. The passing of the first born will always haunt me. Not that I ever wanted to forget W.E.B.\'s devotional description of his beloved, golden haired ringlet-ed infant son, but it stays with me and haunts me just the same. A beautiful infant life crushed and his parents dreams destroyed because he wasn\'t the \"right\" color and the doctor wouldn\'t care for him. The insidious color line and those who live behind the veil, the poignant way these lives are brought to us. It\'s never enough for me to say I\'d would\'ve made it different if I were there 100 years ago. I\'ll never understand the hate and apathy that treated human beings this way.

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  • Safeesa Payan

    Very insightful, especially from a psychological perspective .

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  • Michael Cox

    I think the book is a wealth of information

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  • JimH

    A book everybody should read/listen to!

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  • Anonymous

    Sound quality makes this virtually unbearable. Just awful.

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  • Anonymous

    This was MAGNIFICENT. The reader is excellent in his pacing, clarity, and emphasis. And W.E.B. Dubois’ writing is not only musical and evocative, it’s rich in emotion without being exaggerated. Every time I had to put this down, I couldn’t wait to get back to it. Gorgeous.

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  • Anonymous

    Taught me a lot about African American history. The narrator spoke slowly and clearly so he was easy to follow!

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  • Anonymous

    wonderful book

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