Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 (Paperback)

Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 By W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis (Introduction by) Cover Image
By W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis (Introduction by)
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The pioneering work in the study of the role of Black Americans during Reconstruction by the most influential Black intellectual of his time.

This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society. Hailed at the time, Black Reconstruction in America 1860–1880 has justly been called a classic.

About the Author

William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community.

Praise For…

“Du Bois’s mode of analysis can help us …look past so much of the ephemera of our politics to focus on what matters most: the roles of power, privilege and, most important, capital in shaping our political order and structuring our conflicts with one another.” —Jamelle Bouie, The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780684856575
ISBN-10: 0684856573
Publisher: Free Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 1999
Pages: 768
Language: English