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The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

With a Critical Introduction by Patricia H. Hinchey

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March 2018
9781975500634
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    Myers Education Press
  • Published
    23rd March
  • ISBN 9781975500634
  • Language English
  • Pages 216 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8"
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May 2018
9781975500641
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    Myers Education Press
  • Published
    2nd May
  • ISBN 9781975500641
  • Language English
  • Pages 216 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8"
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May 2018
9781975500658
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    Myers Education Press
  • Published
    2nd May
  • ISBN 9781975500658
  • Language English
  • Pages 216 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8"
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W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal work, The Souls of Black Folk, not only captures the experience of African Americans in the years following the Civil War but also speaks to contemporary conditions. At a time when American public schools are increasingly re-segregating, are increasingly underfunded, and are perhaps nearly as separate and unequal as they were in earlier decades, this classic can help readers grasp links between a slavery past and a dismal present for too many young people of color. Disagreeing with Booker T. Washington, Du Bois analyzes the restrictiveness of education as a simple tool to prepare for work in pursuit of wealth (a trend still very much alive and well, especially in schools serving economically disadvantaged students). He also, however, demonstrates the challenges racism presents to individuals who embrace education as a tool for liberation. Du Bois’s accounts of how racism affected specific individuals allow readers to see philosophical issues in human terms. It can also help them think deeply about what kind of moral, social, educational and economic changes are necessary to provide all of America’s young people the equal opportunity promised to them inside and outside of schools.

Patricia H. Hinchey

Patricia H. Hinchey is Professor Emerita of Education at Penn State, where she taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and frequently conducted professional development workshops for both K-12 and higher education educators. She is also a Fellow with the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is author or co-author of six texts, editor or co-editor of several more, and she has also published numerous journal articles.