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Encyclopedia of the Negro: Preparatory Volume with Reference Lists and Reports

Encyclopedia of the Negro: Preparatory Volume with Reference Lists and Reports (Hardback)

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The publication of the Encyclopedia Africana in 1999 was only the most recent attempt to summarize our knowledge of African and African diaspora peoples. Famed social scientist W. E. B. Du Bois was involved in similar projects over half a century earlier. His prospectus for an Encyclopedia of the Negro, a document almost 200 pages long presented to the Phelps-Stokes Fund in 1946, outlined what he saw as the key issues and topics to be covered. This proposal is reproduced here, along with two sample entries Du Bois prepared for the project and an analytical introduction from Eugene Provenzo. The project, unfortunately, stalled and was never completed. As a guide to the ideas of America's best known, most prolific thinker on race, this volume will be an essential reference.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studiesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksGeneral encyclopaedias Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc Publication Date: 01/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9781598743012  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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WEB DuBois is the best-known scholar of race and one of the best-known American social theorists of the 20th century. Author of The Souls of Black Folk and over 30 other books, he was also a gifted intellectual leader, political activist, teacher, journalist, poet, writer, and editor, and a leading figure in securing the rights of African Americans. Eugene Provenzo is Professor of Education at Miami University and editor of DuBois on Education, The Illustrated Souls of Black Folk, and Paris 1900 and DuBois's Exhibit of the American Negroes, among his 20 books.

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