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Lines of descent : W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity

Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Series: W.E.B. Du Bois lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"W. E.B. Du Bois never felt so at home as when he was a student at the University of Berlin. But Du Bois was also American to his core, scarred but not crippled by the racial humiliations of his homeland. In Lines of Descent, Kwame Anthony Appiah traces the twin lineages of Du Bois' American experience and German apprenticeship, showing how they shaped the great African-American scholar's ideas of race and social  Read more...
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Named Person: W E B Du Bois; W E B Du Bois
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Appiah
ISBN: 9780674724914 0674724917
OCLC Number: 857717684
Description: 227 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The awakening --
Culture and cosmopolitanism --
The concept of the negro --
The mystic spell --
The one and the many.
Series Title: W.E.B. Du Bois lectures.
Responsibility: Kwame Anthony Appiah.

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W. E. B. Du Bois never felt so at home as when he was a student in Berlin. Germany was the first place white people had treated him as an equal. But anti-Semitism was prevalent, and Du Bois'  Read more...

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In "Lines of Descent", Appiah has penned one of the most exquisite accounts of W. E. B. Du Bois's intellectual heritage. The most towering figure of modern black thought and protest literature is Read more...

 
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