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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 2018
  • ISBN 9781975500634
  • Language English
  • Pages 216 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8"
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9781975500658
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  • Publisher
    Myers Education Press
  • Published
    2nd May 2018
  • 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.

Perfect for courses in: Social Foundations of Education, Political and Social Foundations of Education, Foundations of American Education, Foundations of Education, Introduction to Education Theory and Policy, Philosophy and Education, History of American Education, and African American Education. 

Introduction by Patricia H. Hinchey

THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK

The Forethought
i. Of Our Spiritual Strivings
ii. Of the Dawn of Freedom
iii. Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
iv. Of the Meaning of Progress
v. Of the Wings of Atalanta
vi. Of the Training of Black Men
vii. Of the Black Belt
viii. Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece
ix. Of the Sons of Master and Man
x. Of the Faith of the Fathers
xi. Of the Passing of the First-Born
xii. Of Alexander Crummell
xiii. Of the Coming of John
xiv. The Sorrow Songs

The Afterthought

About the Text

Patricia H. Hinchey

Patricia H. Hinchey is Penn State Professor Emerita of Education and a Fellow of the National Education Policy Center. She holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she taught several graduate courses in secondary English education. In addition to teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate education courses at Penn State, she has conducted professional development for K-12 and university faculty nationally and internationally. She also served as director of a professional development unit serving university faculty at multiple campus locations. In addition to teacher education, professional development, and action research, her interests include the intersection of theory and classroom practice, a focus of this most recent work from Myers Education Press. She is as well the author or co-author of several well-known books and numerous articles.

Education; Educational philosophy; African American history; Education and racism; Education and equal opportunity; Purpose of education; African American culture; Double consciousness; Color line; African American education